Root Canal Treatment

in Burlington, ON

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Introduction to Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment, often referred to as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure performed to save a severely damaged or infected tooth. When the pulp of a tooth becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures, cracks, or trauma, the tooth can become painful and its health compromised. To avoid extraction and preserve the natural tooth, a root canal procedure is employed.

What is a Root Canal?

Root canal treatment involves the removal of the infected or damaged pulp from the inside of the tooth. The pulp is a soft tissue that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. Once the pulp is infected or damaged, it can lead to severe toothaches and, if left untreated, may cause abscesses or spread the infection to surrounding tissues.

During the root canal procedure, Dr. Zemskova or the endodontist (a dentist specializing in root canal treatments) cleans the canals inside the tooth roots, disinfects them, and then fills and seals them to prevent recontamination. The tooth is then restored with a crown or filling to provide strength and protection.

How Do Root Canals Work?

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure to save a severely damaged or infected tooth. Dr. Zemskova removes the infected pulp, cleans and shapes the canals, fills them with a rubber-like material, and seals the tooth. This process prevents further infection and helps preserve the natural tooth. The treated tooth may require a dental crown for added protection. Root canal treatment is an effective way to relieve pain and maintain oral health.

Benefits of
Root Canal Treatment

It’s important to note that the success of root canal treatment relies on appropriate follow-up care, good oral hygiene practices, and regular dental visits. If you have a severely damaged or infected tooth, consulting a dentist or endodontist to discuss root canal treatment as an option is advisable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is root canal treatment painful?

Root canal treatment is performed under local anesthesia, which ensures that the procedure is generally painless. While some patients may experience mild discomfort or soreness after the treatment, it can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

How long does a root canal procedure take?

The duration of a root canal procedure depends on the complexity of the case and the tooth being treated. Generally, the procedure can be completed in one or two dental visits, each lasting about 60 to 90 minutes.

What happens after a root canal treatment?

After the root canal procedure, the treated tooth may feel sensitive for a few days. Dr. Zemskova may prescribe pain medication or recommend over-the-counter pain relievers. It’s essential to follow any post-treatment instructions provided by Dr. Zemskova for a smooth recovery.

Can a tooth that has had a root canal treatment become infected again?

In rare cases, a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment may become re-infected. This can happen if bacteria find their way back into the canals through new cavities or cracks in the tooth. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene are essential to prevent reinfection.
Get your Root Canal Treatment at Lakefront Family Dental by filling out the form below. Our experienced Dentist will thoroughly evaluate your tooth’s condition, discuss any related concerns, and create a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Take the first step towards resolving your dental issue and preserving your natural tooth by scheduling your Root Canal Treatment today. We are committed to guiding you through the process and helping you achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile.