Root Canal Therapy & Treatment
Your teeth contain several layers:
the outer protective enamel, a secondary layer of sensitive dentin, and an inner pulp that contains components commonly referred to as the nerve of the tooth. A deep cavity, traumatic injury, or tooth fracture can make the canal susceptible to bacterial infection, which can kill the pulp, stimulate increased blood flow, and create pressure within the tooth. If you see a dentist in the earliest stages of this condition, the tooth may be saved with a root canal.
Will root canal therapy hurt?
Not with today’s advanced analgesics and technology. In other words, the entire process can be so comfortable that many patients doze off. Oftentimes, root canal therapy can be completed in a single appointment. Markhamack Family Dentistry simply cleans out the diseased canal, fill it with a biologically inert substance, seal it from further infection, and you’re on your way. While some patients experience post-procedural soreness or slight tissue inflammation, these are controllable with over-the-counter analgesics (pain medication). In conclusion, your dentist may finish the root canal treatment with a temporary filling, and advise you to return in approximately two weeks to replace the temporary restoration with a permanent one although in many cases, the permanent filling can be done on the same day.