When one thinks “root canal”, they often think of it as a deeply rooted problem. But a root canal could be considered much like an average filling as it pertains to any amount of discomfort.
Although the procedure may be more invasive, as the dentist has to remove the diseased pulp tissue from inside the tooth, and although it is technically more invasive than a filling, it is not any more uncomfortable.
How is a Root Canal Completed?
As with a filling, your dentist will need to hollow out the tooth in order to begin to address the problem. But the added step to this, is the process of cleaning out the narrow channels beneath the pulp chamber in the inner part of the tooth.
Once that is done, the roots are filled with flexible nickel titanium files in order to fill the hallows and keep the inner workings of your tooth “solid”.
Part of the process of a root canal is also the removal of the nerve tissue, lymph tissue, blood tissue, and along with it – the bacteria and infection.
Why Does One Require a Root Canal?
Often time’s trauma to a tooth can cause the need for a root canal. Perhaps you play sports and have endured an impact to the face. This alone can often cause oral concerns and begin to cause a tooth to die.
Also, bacteria can get into your inner tooth below the gum line causing the need for a root canal.
Or, a fracture in the tooth that extends beyond the gum line can be the cause for a root canal.
However, one should never fear a root canal as it truly is a straightforward procedure that can not only ease discomfort, but also help to prevent tooth loss. So it is important to have any of the aforementioned issues addressed quickly.
At DentistsRUs, we have dental professionals throughout the Lower Mainland that can offer you a seamless root canal procedure, and ensure that you keep all your natural teeth exactly where they are intended to be!