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Cambridge, ON N1R 5N6

Phone: 519-543-0888

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Answers To Common Concerns About Root Canal Treatment

Does A Root Canal Treatment Hurt?

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If you talk to “experienced” people you may find that they describe root canals as one of the most painful experiences in their life. This is an outdated concept.

In the past ten years there have been great advances in endodontics that enable dentists to perform root canal treatments virtually pain free.

Yes, there will be some tenderness after the treatment for a few days and maybe a little pain as well. However, this discomfort or pain will be far less than the pain you have been tolerating with your infected tooth.

How Long Does The Root Canal Treatment Take?

Depending on your dental health and physical health, a root canal treatment can even be done in one session. However, in most cases, two or three sessions may be required.

Why Does A Person Need A Root Canal?

Root canal is an endodontic treatment (inside the tooth treatment). The pulp inside the tooth contains the nerves, tissues and blood vessels that keep the tooth alive. The pulp is where temperature and pain is felt.

When the inside, or pulp of a tooth becomes inflamed or infected the patient experiences a lot of pain. If not treated immediately, serious sicknesses can develop in the rest of the body too. The inflammation or infection can have many causes but mostly are the result of deep decay or trauma.

How Can I Tell If it Might Have A Root Canal Problem?

When a tooth gets infected, initially, there is intense pain. The pain is there because there is still some live tissue in the tooth. In a few days, the infection can spread and kill off all the live pulp. At this point, the pain goes away, but the infection remains. This infection can spread into the bone and other teeth. It can also provide a ready source of infection for the body, so you may find yourself more susceptible to getting sick. If left untreated for a long time, serious diseases can develop in the body.

If you feel any kind of pain “on the inside” of your teeth, get it checked out by an endodontist (a dentist who does root canals) as soon as possible.

If you experience intense pain, it’s time to act quickly and get that tooth treated right away.

These are some symptoms that can indicate a potential endodontic problem where a root canal could be required:

• Sharp, acute and intense pain, which is difficult to pinpoint
• Sharp pain when biting down on your tooth or on food
• Lingering pain after eating hot or cold foods
• Dull ache and pressure
• Tenderness (accompanied by swelling) in the nearby gums

Can An Endodontic Treatment Like Root Canal Save My Tooth?

If the infection is in the early to mid-stages it is often possible to save the whole tooth.

After the appropriate anesthetic, a microscopic incision is made into the root of the tooth to take out the infectious material and replace it with biocompatible material that prevents the decay from recurring.

If the infection and the possibility of future infection has been managed before it gets really bad, the tooth can continue on as normal and your tooth won’t need to be replaced.

How Long Does It Take To Be Back To Normal After A Root Canal Treatment?

You will experience relief from the intense pain immediately after the root canal treatment. However, there can be some tenderness or even pain following the treatment, which can last for as long as a week or ten days.

Can Not Doing A Root Canal Result In Sicknesses In the Rest Of My Body?

Root canal infection can spread into the bone immediately around the root end if left untreated. However, in many cases it remains localized to the area.

Be safe, don’t wait to get a root canal treatment done; just because it has stopped hurting doesn’t mean it’s not infected. Root canal treatment is designed to disinfect the tooth and stop spread of infection making it safe and effective.

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