can root canal therapy save a tooth

You are only given two sets of teeth during your lifetime. Regular dental cleanings, check-ups, and good oral care habits will help you maintain your natural teeth. However, decay and infection can occur, which will require additional dental treatments. To eliminate pain, you may consider an extraction, however, missing teeth can cause numerous oral health problems and negatively affect your day-to-day life. Our dentists in Edmonton recommend treatments that will preserve your natural tooth.

Missing teeth makes you more prone to bacterial buildup, which can lead to more infections. Your remaining teeth will also begin to shift to fill the space. When you extract a tooth, you will end up spending more to replace it.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Endodontic treatments such as a root canal provide an effective method to preserve your natural tooth. Our dental clinic in Edmonton recommends that patients always consider retaining their natural teeth first. The following are tips to help maintain your natural teeth:

  • Choose a root canal over an extraction. A dental restoration won’t function or look the same way your natural teeth do.
  • Immediately visit your dentist if you experience pain or swelling. Early detection and treatment can prevent the problem from worsening.
  • Ask your dentist if a root canal is an option before receiving an extraction. If it is not, ask why. You can get a second opinion or ask to get referred to an endodontist.

A root canal is a painless procedure that will eliminate pain. The recovery process will be quicker and cause less discomfort compared to an extraction! By understanding the procedure, you will be able to make an informed decision.

How Can Root Canal Therapy Save Your Tooth?

A root canal is required when the pulp of your tooth becomes infected. The nerves and roots of your teeth are located in the pulp. Tooth decay, cracks, trauma, and repeated dental procedures can infect the pulp. When left untreated, the pulp dies, depriving your tooth of necessary nutrients. Receive your root canal treatment with us in Edmonton to prevent the need for extraction by treating your teeth before the infection spreads.

Our dentists in Edmonton will remove the infected pulp or decay and thoroughly clean the interior of your tooth then, fill and seal the tooth. We recommend a dental crown after the procedure to protect your weakened tooth. Teeth that have undergone a root canal can last for a lifetime with the proper care.

If you have any questions, contact our dental clinic in Edmonton. Dr. Naheed A. Daya is able to perform root canal treatment and our team is always happy to address your concerns!