Also known as endodontic treatment, root canal therapy is the most efficient solution if a patient’s pulp is infected or inflamed. Some of the causes of infections and inflammation in the pulp include repeated dental procedure on the tooth, deep tooth decay, or a chip or crack on the tooth. Also, trauma to a tooth may result in pulp damage even if the tooth doesn’t have visible cracks or chips. Pain and abscess are some of the consequences of ignoring an inflamed or infected pulp.
Some patients still believe that extracting a tooth that hurts is better than root canal treatment. At King West Dentistry, we strongly believe that by saving a patient’s tooth through the root canal procedure, we also save them money, time, and other related dental problems particularly with other teeth near the tooth being treated.
Research shows that the root canal procedure is effective. It is nearly impossible to undergo a subsequent root canal procedure on the same tooth due to a new infection. Your dentist at King West Dentistry will work tirelessly to ensure that your root canal procedure becomes a lasting solution for the inflamed or infected tooth pulp.
To establish whether or not you need root canal treatment, consult with your dentist at King West Dentistry. He or she can recommend a root canal procedure if you have the following:
In some cases, the infected tooth may not have caused pain to the patient. Our dentist could recommend a root canal procedure to prevent further decay or damage to the tooth. So, the best way to know if you are a candidate of the root canal procedure is to consult with one of the experts at King West Dentistry.
Depending on some circumstances, a root canal procedure may require one or more visits to our dental facility. Here’s what will happen during the process:
A week after the root canal procedures, you should visit your dentist at King West Dentistry for a checkup. The expert will fill the cavity with special dental materials. Lastly, the teeth must have a cap (crown) to aid in the healing process.