Why Is Your Dentist Recommending Root Canal Treatment in Saskatoon?

by | Jan 17, 2019 | Dentist

Root canal treatment in Saskatoon is a common procedure but most people are not fully informed as to why they need root canal treatment in Saskatoon. If your dentist has recommended this treatment understanding more about this treatment option is important.

What Is It?

Root canal is a process where the pulp inside the teeth (or root canal) is removed and the tooth is packed with medication to prevent further infection and to preserve the tooth. Typically, a crown is place on the tooth after the procedure.

Why Does the Pulp Need to Be Removed?

Your tooth is made up of several layers. When you get a cavity and it is treated quickly, the damage to the tooth stays in the upper most layer, when it is not treated quickly, the bacteria that causes the cavity can get into the lower layers of the tooth. The pulp can become infected and cause a great deal of pain and cause severe damage to the tooth.

Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

When a tooth has become infected so badly that the pulp is infected as well, you only have one choice to save the tooth, a root canal. The other option is to have the tooth extracted.

Does It Hurt?

Most people have heard horrible things about root canals, and the truth is the pain that is associated with a root canal, is the pain that leads up to the need for a root canal. Once the root canal is done the pain is gone!

Learn More

If your dentist has recommended this procedure make an appointment with Midtown Dental Clinic to learn more about the process and to learn about other treatment options. They are experts in this area.

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