Do you have a tooth infection? If so, that infection can end up causing a great deal of damage to the structure of your tooth and can also impact your entire well-being if left ignored. At Yazdani Family Dentistry, we offer root canal therapy in Kanata and Kemptville, to restore the function of the tooth and relieve any associated pain.
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Root Canal to Save Teeth &
Prevent Further Damage
All teeth have root canals that are filled with blood vessels, a pulp (the innermost part of your tooth), and nerves that branch off from the top of the tooth until they reach the tip of the root. When an infection occurs or if the tooth’s pulp becomes harmed, it can begin to affect the root. A host of issues can then occur, such as pain and sensitivity, disease, and an abscess.
When Root Canal
Attempting to save and salvage the tooth has many benefits over an extraction. For one, a crown can provide stability and also address other issues while improving the overall appearance of the tooth. The alternative (tooth extraction) can lead to a series of other issues, from shifting teeth to TMJ disorders. If you have a tooth infection or are suffering from pain and sensitivity, it’s important to visit your dentist for an assessment. A root canal may be recommended to remove the damage and save your tooth. To learn more about our procedure, contact us today!
Many people fear the therapy. However, the experience is very similar to having a filling placed. If any deep cleaning of the root is required, anesthesia will be used to ensure that patients are comfortable.
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Emergency Dental Services?
Both our Kemptville and Kanata clinics offer same-day appointments for your emergencies. If you need a dentist in Kanata or Kemptville to help you in a crisis, please do not hesitate — call us right away!
How We Go About Root
Our therapy removes any of the infected or decayed pulp from the tooth. The dentist will then fill the canal with a safe substance to prevent infection and restore the healthy part of the tooth. It will then be capped with a crown, inlay, or onlay to provide extra strength and durability. This treatment has a high success rate and prevents the need of having the tooth completely extracted. In a series of visits, the diseased tissue will be removed, the inner chamber cleansed, canals reshaped, and then finally filled and sealed to prevent any further damage.
SIGNS TO WATCH FOR
What are the Common Symptoms?
Only a dentist can determine 100% whether you need a root canal or not. But there are some telltale symptoms that can indicate a problem:
- Persistent pain around the mouth area
- Discolouration of teeth
- Painful to touch
- Chipped or cracked area
- eating or drinking hot or cold items
- Swollen area or tenderness of gums
- A loose tooth
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms or pain and discomfort, you don’t have to suffer in silence. Our dedicated dental team at Costello Family Dentistry has years of professional experience, providing root canal treatments that are gentle, fast, and effective.
We can take a look, determine the cause and the best course of treatment to eliminate the pain and restore your teeth for a healthy and beautiful smile. Contact us today to book an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
We get a lot of questions, naturally, about the wide range of dental services we perform here at our Kanata & Kemptville dental clinics. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions. Don't see yours answered here? Feel free to reach out to Yazdani Family Dentistry.
It is perfectly normal to feel tenderness in the area for a few days after your root canal. It is also normal to feel some soreness in your jaw after keeping it open for the entire procedure. Root canal pain usually peaks 17 to 24 hours after the procedure. Keep your head elevated when sleeping for the first few nights, and use over-the-counter pain medications to alleviate pain. If severe pain lasts for more than a few days, notify us immediately.
There are a few ways that you can tell if you might need a root canal. You might need one if you notice:
- Severe tooth pain and sensitivity that worsens over time.
- Swollen or tender gums near the infected area combined with bad breath
- Pus-filled pimple in the gums around the tooth.
- Darkening of the tooth.
The dentist will be able to see an abscess in the jawbone when he looks at your dental x-rays.
It is possible to complete a root canal in a single appointment but that may not always be the best course of action. Particularly severe infections would benefit from a second appointment. This will allow the tooth to dry in between sessions and allow the dentist or endodontist to disinfect the root canals a second time and ensure it has been fully disinfected. They will recommend the best course of action for your specific case.
It is important to watch what you eat for two to three days after having a root canal treatment. Stick to soft, lukewarm foods. Avoid foods that are too hot or cold as the treated tooth will be sensitive to temperature. Foods that are hard, tough, crunchy or sticky should be avoided until the treated tooth has been capped with a crown or filling.
Root canal infections require treatment. They will not go away on their own. Leaving an infected root canal untreated will lead to severe damage to a tooth that may result in it needing to be extracted if it doesn’t fall out on its own. Worse yet, the infection can spread to surrounding teeth and bone structures and even to other parts of the body which can lead to all sorts of adverse health effects. Contact us for an appointment if you suspect that you have an infected root canal.