What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is needed when damage occurs to a tooth’s pulp. This can happen due to an injury or a severe tooth decay. It is often a dreaded procedure but is the only alternative to having a tooth extracted. It is also very effective at eliminating tooth pain.
While root canals can take two or more appointments, the S6 team will work to make each appointment as comfortable as possible for you. At S6, we strongly believe in practicing gentle dentistry. Our dentists will evaluate your tooth and determine if the issue was caused by cavities, a split tooth or root, and if the nerve is in danger. Usually, if the nerve is damaged, it will require a root canal.
The time span and effectiveness of the procedure depend on how extensive the tooth damage is. During the root canal treatment, the area is assessed, and then the damaged and/or dead pulp is removed, and the area is then sealed.
What Happens After a Root Canal?
After a root canal, you should consider having a porcelain crown put over the tooth as this will help prevent tooth breakage. This is especially helpful if extensive restoration was done, leaving a thin shell of a tooth. If pain, swelling, and other problems occur after root canal treatment, you may need to meet with your dentist again to determine whether further work needs to be done.
No one wants to have a root canal, but when you need one, you want it done RIGHT! S6 Dental Clinic offers top quality dental services and has an extensive history in performing root canals. Our procedures are performed gently helping you be as relaxed and comfortable as possible. Our highly accredited dental professionals give the highest priority to the quality of work and the comfort of our patients.