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Root Canal Treatments in Red Deer

Inside every tooth is the dental pulp. Dental pulp is housed underneath the enamel and the dentin of the tooth. It holds veins, lymph vessels, and the nerves of the tooth. Underneath the pulp chamber are the root canals, which are very small and thin. Typically, teeth have anywhere from one to four root canals.

Patients who need root canals can experience pain and discomfort. This is due to infection that reaches the dental pulp. This may be from trauma, damaged pulp, deadened pulp, or a deep cavity. Patients experience pain when they bite and chew, and may have extreme sensitivity to foods and drinks of various temperatures.

A dentist suggests root canal therapy when it is determined that a tooth will not heal itself. The infection can spread through the tooth and the bone if left untreated, which can result in the loss of the natural tooth. The pain patients experience often leads them to seek dental attention. Appleway Dental Clinics offers one of two choices for these patients: extraction or root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is the better option for most patients, as it does not require tooth replacement to restore the smile. Keeping the natural teeth is always the first priority.

The root canal procedure is done to remove the dental pulp from the inside of the tooth. This tissue is removed, the tooth is cleaned out, and the space is filled with gutta-percha to seal off the area and prevent recontamination.

It is normal to experience some discomfort for the first week or two after treatment. After this has subsided, it is essential to restore the tooth to its full functionality and replace the missing tooth structure. Depending on the amount of tooth structure missing and the position of the tooth, a filling or a crown will be recommended.
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