Root Canal Therapy
Endodontic procedures such as root canal therapy, involve the soft tissue—pulp of your teeth. Root canal therapy or endodontics in Saskatoon can save your tooth from extraction and replacement.
What Are the Signs I May Need Root Canal Therapy?
The most common signs that you require root canal therapy in Saskatoon include:
- Severe toothache when you eat
- Teeth sensitivity to hot or cold
- Darkening of your tooth
- Gums that are swollen or tender
- A persistent pimple on your gums
- A hole in your tooth
- Swelling of your face or neck
Note, sometimes there are no symptoms that indicate the need for root canal therapy in Saskatoon.
If you have any questions about receiving root canal therapy, please feel free to contact us.
What is the Procedure for Root Canal Therapy?
Interested in receiving root canal therapy? Before the procedure is conducted, your dentist will take an X-ray of your tooth to determine the shape of the root canals and if there is an infection in the bone. The first step of a root canal in Saskatoon is to administer a local anesthetic to numb your tooth. To isolate your tooth and keep it dry, a rubber dam—a sheet of latex will be placed around it. Your dentist will then drill into the crown of your tooth, which allows them to clean the inflamed or infected pulp from the area using specialized dental instruments. Your dentist will thoroughly clean and shape the remaining space for a dental filling to replace the pulp of the tooth. Your dentist will then take impressions to fabricate a custom crown to protect your tooth long-term, which will be applied at the subsequent dental appointment.
Most patients find receiving a root canal to be relatively comfortable and don’t experience significant pain as a result of the local anesthesia used to numb the area. To learn more about this procedure or to schedule an appointment, contact our dental office. Brighton Dental offers root canal therapy in Saskatoon, SK S7V 0V2.