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Root Canal Treatment in Ottawa: An overview

Root Canal treatment is the process of eliminating bacteria from the centre part of a tooth known as the pulp which is the juncture of nerves, blood vessels, and living connective tissues. Often people facing severe toothache and inflammation need a root canal consultation to get rid of the abscessed tooth by cleaning the infection within the root canal following a medical procedure.

Symptoms that indicate the need for a root canal treatment

One might have to visit an Endodontist in Ottawa when they feel a sudden pain or sensation in the teeth due to infected or injured pulp. The upper solid covering, also known as the crown remains intact even if the pulp inside is completely damaged. Therefore, the teeth structure can be protected by undergoing a root canal treatment in Ottawa.

Since the crown of the tooth often remains unaffected by the infected pulp, some people may not identify that they have an infected tooth. However, common symptoms that indicate the need for a root canal treatment are as follows:

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  • Constant and severe toothache
  • Sensitivity to heat & cold
  • Swelling in jaws & gums
  • Cracked or chipped tooth
  • Pimple on Gum
  • Discolored tooth

Root Canal Treatment: The process

Root Canal is a simple dental procedure that can ease prolonged toothache and discomfort. The entire treatment process is carried out in 3 stages that may require 2-3 sessions depending on the damaged condition of your teeth. Following discussed are the three stages of the root canal treatment in Ottawa:

Cleaning - When you visit our clinic for a root canal in Ottawa, the dentist will administer a mild dose of local anesthesia to ensure that you don’t feel pain throughout the procedure. Then the dentist removes everything that is inside the root canal. The removal is done by making a small access hole on the tooth surface from which the infected pulp and tissue can be extracted with tiny files.

Filling - Once the cleaning is completed, the dentist disinfects the hollow space using medicinal disinfectants. Then the tooth is filled with rubber-like material also known as gutta-percha and sealed using a cement-like adhesive. Once this is done, the patient will no longer feel pain or sensations in the tooth as the nerve tissue and infection are completely eliminated.

Crown positioning - The last stage involves positioning the crown on the newly filled tooth to protect it from damage from regular eating and drinking habits. Once the crown of the tooth has been positioned in place, you need not worry about further infections, swellings, or pain.

Visiting an orthodontist in Ottawa can help you restore the healthy structure of your teeth without having to extract them in the future. Timely removal of the infected pulp can reduce the risks of infection spreading to other teeth and damages.

With advanced and updated technology in use, you can expect quality root canal consultation here. Book an appointment for quality dental treatment today!

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