Do you experience intense tooth pain in the middle of the night? Have your teeth become highly sensitive to hot or cold food? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, you might be suffering from a tooth infection. Your tooth contains a pulp chamber where all the blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues are located. Sometimes, the pulp of your tooth becomes infected and can lead to tooth loss if not treated in time. This infection is often referred to as a tooth abscess. The process used to remove this abscess is known as root canal treatment.
At Innisfil Dental Smile Solutions, our experienced dentists can offer you root canal treatment that is a safe, effective and quick way to preserve your oral health. Don’t let root canal treatment makes you anxious, visit us in Innisfil and let our warm and friendly dental team ensure you feel relaxed throughout your appointment.
Tooth infections can be painful and result in systemic infection if not treated on time. Here is a list of few symptoms that can help you identify an infection before it becomes severe:
Sensitivity to heat and cold
Pain while chewing or biting
Lymph node swelling in the neck
If you notice any of these symptoms, you likely have a tooth infection. You must get it treated as soon as possible, or it can result in a systemic infection.
A lot of people think that root canal surgery is unpleasant. You might be surprised to know that it is less uncomfortable than a traditional dental filling. Root canal procedures help in relieving pain and preventing future discomforts. However, we understand your concerns and would be happy to discuss sedation dentistry options during your consultation.
The process involves creating a small access hole into your tooth to remove debris and infection. After removing the infection, the pulp chamber is filled with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Later, the same material is used to seal the access hole. Your dentist might also inject antibiotics into the tooth if required.
After cleaning and sealing the tooth, your dentist will use a dental crown to protect the tooth from further damage.