A root canal treatment is necessary when the inner layer of the tooth, called the pulp, becomes infected or inflamed. This can be caused by a deep cavity, a crack in the tooth, or injury to the tooth. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the surrounding tissues, leading to pain, swelling, and tooth loss.
Symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal treatment include sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, pain or discomfort when biting or chewing, swelling or tenderness in the gums, and a pimple-like bump on the gums.
A root canal treatment is typically performed under local anesthesia and can take one or two appointments to complete. During the procedure, wet will first remove the infected or inflamed pulp and clean and shape the root canal. Then, the canal will be filled with a special material and sealed to prevent further infection.
We may also recommend a crown or filling, depending on the extent of the damage to the tooth. After the procedure, it is important to follow the postoperative instructions including avoiding hard, sticky, or crunchy foods, and maintaining good oral hygiene practices.
At Ehan’s Dental Care, our team of experienced dentists use advanced techniques and technology to ensure the most comfortable and effective root canal treatments. If you are experiencing symptoms of an infected or inflamed pulp, contact us to schedule an appointment.