Root Canal Therapy in St. Albert
One of the worst experiences that a patient can suffer from is from severe tooth pain. One of the common reasons for tooth pain is when the tooth has deep decay. If the decay is extensive enough, it can create an opening in the tooth where food debris and bacteria can enter which can cause an infection.
Inside the center of the tooth is highly sensitive soft tissue known as dental pulp. Dental pulp provides the tooth with nerves and blood vessels and allows it to stay healthy. However, if the tooth becomes infected, it can lead to the dental pulp becoming infected as well and possibly dying. To prevent the dental pump from harming the tooth, a root canal may have to be performed to remove the problematic dental pulp.
Contrary to popular belief, a root canal does not increase your tooth pain. In fact, a root canal helps to eliminate the pain by removing the infection and allowing your tooth to heal. During a root canal procedure, the dentist will make a small incision into the tooth and carefully remove the dental pulp. Once the dental pulp has been removed, the inner pulp chamber is thoroughly cleaned and the tooth is refilled with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The tooth is resealed with a special filling material and capped with a crown to protect the tooth and prevent further damage.
To ensure your complete comfort during your procedure, Dr. Robbie Gill will give you an anesthesia to minimize any pain or discomfort. To learn more about root canal therapy and how we can help your smile, contact McKenney Corner Dental Center in St. Albert, Alberta, to set up an appointment.