Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp of a tooth has become infected, or inflamed. To treat such issues, we must access the inside of the tooth, clean out the infected root pulp and replace it with a composite material.
The most common endodontic procedure is a simple root canal. Root canals allow us to preserve the enamel of a damaged tooth and prevent any infections from manifesting, or spreading by removing any damaged or infected tissue, and then sealing the top of the tooth with a filling. Root Canals are a necessary procedure whenever the pulp of the tooth becomes exposed to infections or damage, because if the infection or damage reaches the nerve endings in the tooth, then it can be extremely painful and the tooth can end up dying and falling out.
Benefits of Root Canal Surgery
Protect vulnerable teeth from further damage that would lead to tooth loss
Prevent pain caused by exposed nerves in damaged teeth
Improve function of teeth by filling in the damaged tooth/teeth.
A root canal sounds frightening to many patients, but with advanced techniques and anesthesia, discomfort can be minimized. As well, often patients need a root canal because they are experiencing ongoing sensitivity, or even throbbing pain, which will be resolved once the root canal procedure has been performed, leaving them with a profound feeling of relief and a much better quality of life.
The best way to deal with a root canal is to avoid needing one in the first place, which means taking proper care of your teeth and scheduling regular dental hygiene appointments. However, if you do require a root canal, you can rest assured that Dr. Gill and the Radiant Dental team will relieve your concerns, as well as your pain, as gently as possible. With advanced training in endodontics and years of experience treating patients, Dr. Gill will resolve your infection and leave you pain-free and smiling once again.