Root canals are a common dental procedure used to treat damaged or infected teeth. While the thought of having a root canal may be intimidating for some patients, this procedure can save a natural tooth and prevent the need for extraction.
During a root canal procedure, the infected pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. A dental crown is typically placed on the tooth to protect it and restore its function.
One of the primary benefits of a root canal is that it can save a natural tooth. While there are other tooth replacement options available, such as dental implants or bridges, these options can be more expensive and require additional procedures. By saving a natural tooth through a root canal, patients can avoid the need for these more invasive procedures.
Another benefit of a root canal is that it can alleviate pain and discomfort caused by the infection. Once the infected pulp is removed, the tooth is no longer sensitive to hot or cold temperatures and is less likely to cause pain.
At South Kitchener Dentistry, we understand that the thought of a root canal can be daunting for some patients. That's why we prioritize patient comfort and care throughout the procedure. Our experienced team of dental professionals uses the latest techniques and technology to ensure that each root canal procedure is as comfortable and efficient as possible.
If you're experiencing dental pain or suspect that you may need a root canal, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team. We can evaluate your dental health and recommend the best course of treatment to restore your smile and alleviate any discomfort.