Root Canal Therapy In Orleans
The nourishment of teeth is the responsibility of dental pulp. It is safely tucked away inside a chamber within the dentin. If its safety is compromised because of a cavity, a crack in the tooth, a gum disease or an injury, and infection reaches this chamber, it can cause the pulp to decay rapidly. Decaying dental pulp can cause several symptoms like –
- Swelling in gums
- Discolouration of the tooth
- Greater sensitivity towards hot and cold foods and drinks
- Swelling in the jaw
- Recurring pain in the neck, ears and head
If you encounter such symptoms, there is a possibility that your tooth has incurred internal decay, resulting in tooth loss if not treated in time. Root Canal Therapy is performed to remove the dead dental pulp and stop the infection from spreading to the roots. After an x-ray and diagnosis, Dr. Thuy-Tu Nguyen will start the operation by breaching the outer surface, reaching the chamber and clearing the decayed pulp. This empty and germ free space is then filled with a rubber like substance which is then sealed off safely.
During this process, the biting surface of the tooth incurs damage and may have to be replaced by a dental crown. Root Canal Therapy can help save your tooth from decay and reduce the need for future restorative work.
Contact our dentist in Orleans, Ontario as soon as you notice any of the above mentioned symptoms.