Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

A root canal procedure involves removing the pulp or the soft center of your tooth. We undergo root canal treatment when a patient has an infection at the center of their teeth. When carried out by a qualified dentist, a root canal is not a painful process. In most cases, we perform a root canal while the patient is under local anesthesia. If you’re looking for the best dentist to examine your teeth and perform root canal treatment in Langley.

Why Might I Need a Root Canal?

If the soft inner part of your teeth is injured, inflamed or infected, you might need to get a root canal treatment. Our dentists carefully examine the infected or damaged teeth before recommending a root canal treatment. Sometimes the crown of the tooth stays intact even if the pulp is infected. To preserve the tooth, we have to remove the infected or injured pulp. Here are some reasons why the pulp gets damaged: 

  • When multiple dental procedures are performed on the same tooth 
  • Deep decay due to an untreated cavity 
  • A crack or chip in the tooth 
  • An injury can also damage the pulp. 

If you feel pain in your teeth or the sensation of heat in your gums, you must visit a dentist immediately and get your teeth thoroughly examined. Few of the common symptoms of damaged pulp is pain, swelling and lingerie pain with cold and hot in the tooth. A dental X-ray may be needed to evaluate the situation. After the diagnosis, our dentist will perform the root canal.
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What Happens During a Root Canal Procedure?

When you arrive at Carvolth Dentistry for a root canal, one of our staff will escort you to the treatment room where a bib is placed around your neck to make sure your clothes stay clean. The following are 3 simple root canal steps: 

1. Administer a local anesthetic

Our dentists will use a small amount of medication on your gums near the infected tooth. A local anesthetic is injected into your gums but you only feel a pinch just for a moment. The burning sensation passes quickly. After than we apply a rubber sheet around your tooth as we want to isolate the tooth, so that no saliva should go into the roots. 

2. Remove the pulp

The next step, after numbing your teeth, is to make a small opening in the top of your tooth. This process is to get the pulp exposed and removed using highly specialized tools. After pulp removal, the pathways or canals in your tooth are carefully cleaned out. 

3. Fill the canals with GP points

To fill the canal is a special material which is called GP point is used with a sealant to prevent the communication between the oral cavity and tip of the root. The last step is to fill the opening of the tooth with a permanent material. After the RCT, crown is recommended as the tooth becomes brittle after this. 

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