A root canal service may be necessary if your tooth has sustained significant damage or is infected. At Udental Clinic, we can provide a pain-free, gentle root canal to restore your dental health and comfort.
Why Get a Root Canal?
Root canals are often our last chance to save your existing tooth. If tooth loss occurs, it can create a negative chain reaction with your oral health. Due to the dependent relationship between the teeth and jawbone, a missing tooth can cause potential bone loss.
Root Canal Therapy
Symptoms that indicate a need for root canal therapy:
Tooth sensitivity (to hot or cold)
A pimple-like eruption on your gums
Dark tooth colour
To determine whether you need a root canal, our dentist will perform an evaluation and take an x-ray.
How Root Canal Therapy Works
We ensure you are entirely numb for your procedure! Your comfort is our number one priority.
We begin the procedure by making a small hole in your tooth. This hole will allow us to gain access to your tooth’s canal. We will clean out the infection and place some medication to help with the healing. Once your root canal is complete, we will fit the canal with an inert material to close the tooth up.
You should start feeling better within a few days. Your dentist can give you the advice to manage your discomfort. If discomfort persists for more than a few days, please let us know.
Though a root canal will clean out the infection, it will also make your tooth more fragile. You may need a dental crown to protect your tooth following your root canal therapy.