Root Canal Therapy

Root canals have earned a rather daunting reputation but, there’s no need to worry; here at Lakewood Dental, we are ready and willing to address any and all concerns you may have regarding receiving root canal therapy.

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What is a Root Canal?

Underneath the enamel on the surface of our teeth is a secondary covering known as the dentin. The dentin is a compact layer of tissues that make up the root canal system, which is primarily nerves and blood vessels encased in a soft pulp. These nerves extend from the top all the way down to the very bottom of the tooth’s root. Root canals are necessary when the internal tissue or nerves are damaged, whether due to injury or infection. If this issue isn’t addressed, the entirety of the tooth can die. If you’re looking for root canal therapy, contact Lakewood Dental today.

Reasons for Root Canal Therapy

There is an abundance of reasons why you may need a root canal, be it severe toothaches, extreme tooth sensitivity to hot or cold substances, pain that radiates from the afflicted area and down your jaw, or the tooth has begun to blacken.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, contact our dental clinic for more information about their root canal therapy or to book an appointment.

The Root Canal Therapy Process

The root canal therapy process at our dental clinic in Saskatoon begins with a dental evaluation, which includes an X-ray exam. The actual procedure is non-invasive and numbing agents are applied to the target area. If you require more care, like further numbing or sedation, don’t hesitate to inform your dentist. Once you’re settled, the dentist drills a tiny hole into the damaged tooth down to the root. The soft pulp is then taken out and the hole is thoroughly cleaned to prevent any plaque or tartar build-up and other problems from manifesting. After, the hole is filled.

Following the procedure, a crown might be recommended in order to give your tooth additional support. Mouth soreness is not uncommon either, so just be gentle when brushing and flossing and follow all instructions given to you by your dentist.

If you’re ever experiencing an infection or require more extensive care for your teeth, you may want to consider booking an appointment for root canal therapy in Saskatoon. The main objective of this treatment is to save your tooth or as much of your tooth as is possible. Our staff is here to guide you throughout this process as you work towards regaining control of your oral health.