Root Canals Therapy
Root canal therapy or “endodontic treatment,” is a treatment that helps patients who have experienced deteriorating tissue within a tooth. This is a fairly simple procedure but can turn serious if left untreated for too long. If you think you may be in need of root canal therapy, be sure to contact your Winnipeg dental clinic as soon as possible.
Do I need Root Canal Therapy?
One obvious sign of a root canal is pain in the affected area. There are other potential symptoms that can indicate you may be in need:
- Gums are swollen
- Bad breathe or taste in mouth
- You find the affected area is often in throbbing or severe pain
- Sensitivity when drinking or eating hot or cold items
- General tooth pain, especially when applying pressure or biting
If you are experiencing these symptoms you may be in need of a root canal. However, it is also important to note that if you do have a root canal you may not be experiencing all of these symptoms. Just as if you are experiencing any one of these issues it does not indicate a root canal. Ultimately, you should visit a dentist regularly and especially when any of these symptoms arise. From there, your Winnipeg dentist will be able to take a further look at the health of your tooth.
Root Canal Therapy Process
Once a root canal is discovered, a dentist will do an intake of your overall health to make sure there will not be any complications during the procedure. From there you will set up a series of appointments for the procedure and follow up.
During root canal therapy, a dentist begins by removing the infected tooth, cleaning out the infection in the tooth and gum, then placing the tooth back in the gum and strengthening the area to prevent from future infections.
If you find yourself in need of root canal therapy, be sure to make an appointment quick and discuss any specific needs with your Winnipeg dentist.