Do you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth? Experiencing a chronic toothache that just won’t go away? You may have an infected, damaged or inflamed tooth root that is in need of treatment. At Image Dental in Calgary, Alberta, we are proud to offer root canal therapy for our patients with compromised root canals or tooth pulp.
There are many reasons that a root canal may be needed but the most common cause is the carious process (the uncontrolled process of tooth decay). When tooth decay begins, it penetrates the outer layer of enamel and causes a cavity to form. If this process is not stopped in the early phase, the decay will continue toward the nerve of the tooth. Other causes include a fracture that exposes the pulp, traumatic injury such as a blow to a tooth, a cracked or loose filling or repeated fillings in a tooth and occasionally from periodontal (gum) disease.
At Image Dental, the goal of our dental root canal treatment is to remove the compromised pulp (the soft tissue that lives inside the crown and roots made up of blood vessels, nerves and lymph vessels that help keep your tooth nourished), infection and bacteria in your root canal and improve the health of your affected tooth. The affected tooth will also be filled with unique material to prevent additional infection to a comfortable state by removing the damaged tissue. We also recommend restoring the outside of the tooth for additional protection and to improve the appearance of the tooth.
You may be referred to an endodontist, a specialist who limits his/her practice to root canal procedures. The sooner you can get treatment and be proactive about it the better; your risk of losing the damaged tooth is decreased, your pain can be relieved, and your dentist may prevent infection from spreading further.
Think you’d benefit from root canal therapy in Calgary, AB? Schedule an appointment with Image Dental; we’d be happy to evaluate your oral health to determine if dental root canal treatment is necessary.Book an Appointment