October 26, 2017

Has one of your teeth recently become increasingly sensitive to pressure or temperature changes? If so, you may have developed an infection in the pulp of your tooth that may require a root canal procedure.

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a specialized endodontic treatment that removes infected pulp and nerve tissue from the inside of a tooth. The purpose of endodontic treatment is to save the main structure of the tooth by removing the infection and filling the hollow space with an inert material.

If treatment is not received, the inflamed tissue inside the tooth can cause constant, severe pain. Abscesses can also develop in the gum tissue near the site. It is possible for bacteria from an infected root to enter the blood stream and cause inflammation in other parts of the body.

A root canal can be performed in one visit at Wall Centre Dental, and it follows these steps:

  1. The tooth is x-rayed and Dr. Parviz Roshanzamir examines the images to develop a treatment plan.
  2. A local anesthetic is administered to fully numb the area.
  3. A dental dam is placed over the area to keep saliva away from the treatment site and to prevent infected tissue from being swallowed.
  4. An opening is made in the top of the tooth and small, specialized instruments are used to clean infected tissue out of the root canals.
  5. A rubber-like material is carefully inserted into the empty root canals.
  6. A permanent crown is placed on top to restore functionality. Wall Centre Dental utilizes CEREC crowns, which can be placed during the same visit.

In some cases, a post may need to be placed in the tooth to give it strength and durability before a crown is placed on top.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you’re currently suffering from severe dental pain, a root canal procedure may be necessary to relieve your discomfort. To schedule an appointment for a root canal and CEREC crowns with Dr. Roshanzamir, contact Wall Centre Dental today.



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