If your tooth is suffering from a large crack, cavity, severe pain, or an abscess, our Integral Dental team might recommend gentle root canal therapy to help save it. If the idea of a root canal makes you feel nervous, don’t let it! Your comfort is always our priority at Integral Dental, our dental office in Winnipeg.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures, reportedly performed well over 14 million times each year in the United States. This treatment is designed to help save your natural teeth and keep you from needing dental implants or bridges.
During root canal therapy, our dentists remove the living tissue inside your tooth, including the nerves, and excise any bacteria or decay. After this step is completed, our dental team clean out the chamber, treat it with a medicated material, and then fill it.
This process is designed to restore the previously damaged tooth to its full function, and usually last a lifetime. Once your root canal therapy is completed, our dentists will place a crown to protect your tooth from any further damage.
Do I Need A Root Canal?
Our dentists may recommend root canal therapy if you’re experiencing:
- Swelling and tenderness of your gums
- Severe tooth pain or sensitivity
- An abscess on your gums
- Sharp pain when biting down or chewing
These signs can indicate that decay has reached the pulp of your tooth, resulting in infection inside the tooth or at the root.
Schedule Your Consultation With Integral Today!
If you’re experiencing dental pain, it’s important to schedule an appointment with our Winnipeg dentists as soon as possible. Dental abscesses, cracked teeth, and large cavities cannot heal themselves and it’s imperative to treat them immediately to help keep the rest of your mouth healthy and pain-free – and to protect yourself from potentially dangerous systemic infections.
A consultation with our Winnipeg dentists is the perfect way to answer all of your questions and determine if root canal therapy is needed to help save the tooth that is causing you pain!
Restorative dentistry can repair and restore the natural look of your smile. With restorative dentistry treatments, you can smile with confidence again!