At Clarmain Dental in Burlington, our dentists can provide root canal therapy for patients that have developed an infection in the pulp of a tooth.
A root canal is necessary if a tooth has developed an infection in its inner soft tissue. Treatment for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future infections.
What is a root canal?
A root canal is a dental procedure where the infected tissue is removed from the inside of the affected tooth.
Why might I need a root canal?
This type of infection cannot clear up on its own, and may in fact result in an abscess.
If your tooth develops an abscess, substantial complications can occur, such as loss of the tooth or bone loss. An abscess can even have a negative impact on your overall health.
Therefore, dental intervention is necessary in order to maintain good oral health, and to prevent future infections from developing.
How can we help you with a root canal?
Your dentist will begin your root canal by applying a local anesthetic. Then, they will proceed to remove the infected pulp from your tooth.
Once the infected pulp has been removed, your dentist will apply dental material to fill the hollow area in the tooth.
Then your dentist will place a crown over the area, to strengthen the structure and protect the tooth from future damage.
Anti-inflammatories or antibiotics may be prescribed after a root canal.