We, at Ocean Park Dental, offer root canal treatment to save and restore your infected tooth. It is also referred to as endodontic therapy and is only carried out on those patients whose pulp has become inflamed or infected and have suffered severe damage. If you require endodontic dental services in Dartmouth and surrounding areas, get in touch with us today. We ensure a comfortable environment and experienced professionals to carry out the procedure with complete ease.
You should look for the following signs before getting in touch with a dentist:
Prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
Tenderness to touch and chewing
Discolouration of the tooth
Drainage and tenderness in the lymph nodes as well as nearby gum and tissues
A patient typically needs a root canal or endodontic therapy when there is infection or inflammation in the roots of the teeth. In this treatment, a dentist carefully carries out the following procedure:
Removes the infected or injured pulp from the crown and roots of a tooth.
After cleaning, the canal is disinfected, shaped, filled and sealed with a natural rubber-like material.
A crown is sometimes recommended as a separate procedure to the tooth to strengthen it.
Regardless of the type of tooth being treated, there are three stages or steps always performed as part of this endodontic therapy.
Cleaning and shaping
Obturation (canal packed with rubber and cement sealer)
This process is always done in a clean and dry field so that the rubber dam placed over the tooth can be treated by blocking any oral fluid from the mouth (containing bacteria) from getting inside the tooth while it is open.
Call us if you want to share your oral health-related concerns with our team and let us know what we can do for you.