The humble root canal often gets a bad rap for being one of the most painful dental procedures. But the fact is, millions of these procedures are carried out every year, and modern dental practices have drastically limited the discomfort you’ll feel. A root canal surgery is simply one of the most effective ways to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. Over one to two appointments, our talented dental specialists can care for your teeth, and seal them to prevent future complications.
Root canal surgery is fast and effective. When compared to tooth extraction, a root canal takes fewer visits to the dentist, takes less time, and costs significantly less.
Modern practices and techniques ensure that root canal surgery is virtually painless. When paired with new technology and carefully applied anesthetic, many report that the procedure is no more uncomfortable than a routine filling.
Having a root canal surgery can restore the normal functioning of your teeth. You’ll no longer feel pain while eating or drinking, and you’ll feel ready to share your smile with the world!
If you’re suffering from damaged or discolored teeth as a result of infection, a root canal and subsequent filling can help restore the appearance of your smile. You’ll never worry about grinning again.
Root Canal Surgery
Of all the dental implant procedures, a root canal may sound the scariest and painful. However, many patients report that the procedure feels similar to having a cavity filled. When you visit M Dental in Mississauga, our dentists and staff will do our best to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible through each step of the procedure.
What is a Root Canal?
Root canal procedures are typically done when there is deep decay in the tooth. When the pulp of the inner tooth is inflamed or infected, it can cause a lot of pain.
Before the procedure begins, your dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic.
The dentist will then make a small opening in the crown of the tooth so that all of the decayed pulp can be removed.
You may need to have additional x-rays done throughout the procedure to catch any remaining decay.
The hole in your tooth is then filled with a rubber-like material and the hole will be closed with a temporary filling. This filling will protect the tooth while you’re waiting for a permanent crown.
The final step of the procedure is to have the permanent crown place on top of the tooth. Depending on the condition of your tooth, the dentist may need to place a supporting post inside the tooth, where the roots of the tooth are located.
After the procedure, the area may feel sensitive and there may also be some pain, especially if the tooth was hurting before the root canal was done. Until the permanent crown is placed on the tooth, it is recommended that you avoid chewing on that side of your mouth. Your dentist will have more post care steps to follow, so be sure to ask any questions that you may have.
Overall, even though a root canal can sound scary, it is nothing to worry about. When you schedule your procedure at M Dental, our team will ensure that you are comfortable with step of the process.
We were founded in order to bring our patients closer to their overall health by giving them an oral health that dazzles. Caring, professional and supportive, we aim to give your family a dental office they can be confident in.
From the quality cosmetic dental care and dental implants that will give you a full, confident smile, to general dentistry for the whole family, we offer some of the best dental care services in Scarborough.
With your oral health, waiting could be painful, dangerous or detrimental to your confidence. It’s time to make the next step and be confident in your smile again. Contact our dental specialists today.
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