Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Procedure

At Lakeport Dental Care we work hard to make sure your dental treatment plan is aimed at preventing root canal treatment. A root canal is sometimes necessary if you have neglected tooth pain for too long. Below are some of the things that can cause the need for a root canal and an outline of the procedure.

How do Tooth Infections Form?

Most of us know the process of tooth decay. Tooth decay detected early is diagnosed as a cavity. A standard filling will usually take care of he problem. Regular dental visits will catch cavities before they become too deep affecting the pulp and the roots of the tooth. A few signs you might have a little more than a cavity going on and may need a root canal are:

  • Severe toothache
  • Pain when chewing food
  • Prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and need assistance, please be sure to give us a call right away so we can properly inspect the problem area.

The Root Canal Procedure

Contrary to popular belief, a root canal procedure is fairly routine and relatively painless. It is a process that generally requires a follow up appointment but only to fit a new crown which is also painless. Our goal is to reach the infected area and remove any bacteria that may be impacting the root of the tooth. From there we will fill the tooth just as we would a cavity with dental composite, then place a temporary crown while your permanent crown is being designed. One more visit and Dr. Burhoop will place your new crown and you are on your way.

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