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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy in Delta

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:

  • Relieves toothaches and other related discomfort – Root canals are usually needed when a tooth has become infected. Infections can cause toothaches as well as a foul smell or taste in the mouth, fever, tenderness of the gums, and swelling. By having a root canal, it addresses the source of these issues. 
  • Prevents other teeth from moving out of place – A root canal is often performed in order to save a tooth from extraction. Missing teeth can actually affect your whole smile because with gaps in your gum line, remaining natural teeth can move out of alignment and cause more dental health issues. 
  • Improves the appearance of the infected tooth – Decaying or infected teeth can become cracked or darken, affecting the look of your smile. Root canals involve placing a crown to cover the hole made during the procedure, helping to restore the look and functionality of your tooth overall. 
  • Enhances your overall dental health and well-being – Like any infection, an infected tooth can negatively affect your overall health. If left without treatment, bacteria can spread to surrounding teeth and gums causing more problems. Root canal therapy is a good way to stop the spread of bacteria and maintain a healthy smile.

What to Expect during Root Canal Therapy

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.

What to Expect after Root Canal Therapy

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.

Book a Consultation with Nordel Dental Clinic

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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