Root Canal Therapy
Do you have an infected tooth? Root canal therapy at Delta’s Nordel Dental Clinic is one way to address the issue. Also referred to as endodontic treatment, root canal therapy allows you to keep your tooth, rather than being forced to have it removed.
Unfortunately, root canals have gained a negative reputation over the years. The procedure is not as complex or invasive as popular opinion would have you believe. In fact, root canal therapy at our Delta office is fairly straightforward and offers a range of benefits to our dental patients:
Root canal therapy at Delta’s Nordel Dental Clinic is not an overly complex procedure. First, our dentist will administer a local anesthetic to freeze or numb the area. Next, our dentist will place a rubber dam around the tooth to prevent bacteria, found in saliva, from entering the inside of the tooth. Our dentist will then remove the tooth’s damaged pulp by cleaning and enlarging its root canal system. Once your root canal has been cleaned, it will be time to fill and seal it with either a temporary or a permanent filling. Once the root canal has been performed, a crown may also be necessary to restore your tooth.
Root canal therapy can be performed in as little as one to two dental visits. Tenderness may be expected for a week or two after treatment. However, severe pain or swelling is not normal. Should you experience either, contact our office immediately. Although not common, if root canal therapy does not work then the tooth may require a second root canal or it must be extracted.
If you are wondering if root canal therapy is right for you, talk to the dental team at Nordel Dental Clinic. We can discuss your options and create a treatment plan that works for you. Root canal therapy is available for patients of all ages. Contact us to book your consultation.
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