Whose knees do not quake at the thought of a “root canal?”
Root canal therapy, is a dental treatment for removing infection from inside a tooth. It can also protect the tooth from future infections. Root Canal Therapy, contrary to popular belief, relieves the pain and discomfort that is very common with abscessed teeth and infection. Our team is attentive to your comfort both during and after the appointment. Patients with anxiety regarding root canal therapy have the option to consider one of our sedation options during their root canal appointment.
The most common reasons for the pulp of the tooth to becoming affected are due to a cracked tooth; a deep cavity; or an injury to a tooth. Once the pulp of the tooth is infected or exposed, an abscess, or infection, can occur at the root tip where it meets the jawbone. An abscess destroys bone surrounding the tooth and causes pain.
The best way to prevent the need for a root canal treatment is by maintaining good oral hygiene, keeping a healthy diet, and taking proper safety measures during sports by using a proper sports mouthguard. Additionally, a tooth becomes vulnerable to deep infections that affect the pulp because of repeated need for dental treatments. It is never too late to apply these preventative principles to protect your teeth. The team at Monterey Dental Centre in NE Calgary are here to help you and to advise you on the path to good oral health.