At Southridge Dental, one of our experienced dentists can perform your root canal in Lethbridge so you can be pain free once again! We always seek to provide you with comfort when you visit our office, which is why we strive to complete the procedure in a timely fashion and give you ample advice on how to properly care for the affected area in the next few days. Patients requiring a root canal usually experience tooth pain, tender and swollen gums and increased sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. Your dentist will examine your tooth and determine whether you’ll benefit from receiving a root canal.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is the method used to treat an infected or inflamed tooth nerve. If the nerve becomes infected or damaged, it causes severe pain when you chew or apply pressure to the area. Root canal therapy removes the tooth nerve and pulp and then cleans inside the tooth in order to relieve pain. Once it’s clean, our dentists fill, seal, and restore the tooth to prevent future infection and pain.
If we cannot preserve enough natural tooth after treatment, we use a permanent crown or other restoration tool to maintain the tooth’s regular look and function.
Our dentists may perform a root canal in Lethbridge in two visits, but it is possible to complete the procedure in a single appointment. Our goal is to keep your comfort in mind as we help you achieve good oral health.
What Are the Advantages of Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy relieves tooth pain and preserves the original tooth as much as possible, leaving you with your natural smile. Saving your natural tooth allows you to eat as normally as possible. By preserving the natural tooth, your other teeth are also protected from excessive damage or pain.
Root canal therapy requires little recovery time and dental visits. Overall, root canal therapy is very effective in preserving tooth function and maintaining your oral health.