Root Canals

At Highland Hills Dental Centre, we understand that root canal treatment might sound intimidating, but rest assured, our skilled team is here to provide you with a comfortable and effective experience.

Understanding Root Canal Treatment

A root canal, also known as endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure designed to save a severely damaged or infected tooth. This treatment becomes necessary when the pulp, the innermost part of a tooth containing nerves and blood vessels, becomes inflamed or infected due to deep decay, cracks, or trauma.

Signs You Might Need a Root Canal

If you experience any of the following symptoms, it's essential to consult our dental professionals for an evaluation:

Severe Tooth Pain Intense, persistent pain, especially when biting or applying pressure, can be indicative of an infected pulp.

Sensitivity Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures that lingers after the source of the temperature change is removed might be a sign of pulp inflammation.

Swollen Gums Swelling and tenderness around a specific tooth might suggest an infection at the tooth's root.

Darkening or Discoloration Discoloration of a tooth might indicate internal damage or infection.

The Root Canal Procedure

Our experienced team is well-versed in performing root canal procedures with precision and care. Here's an overview of what you can expect during a root canal treatment

Assessment We begin with a thorough examination and potentially take X-rays to assess the extent of the damage.

Local Anesthesia To ensure your comfort, the area around the affected tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic.

Accessing the Pulp An access opening is created in the tooth to reach the infected pulp

Cleaning and ShapingThe infected pulp is carefully removed, and the inner chamber of the tooth is cleaned, disinfected, and shaped.

Filling and Sealing Once the chamber is clean and shaped, it's filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha, and the access opening is sealed.

Restoration In most cases, a tooth that undergoes a root canal will require a crown or other restoration to protect and strengthen it, as the tooth structure may have been weakened.

After the Procedure

Following a successful root canal, you can expect relief from the pain and discomfort you experienced before the treatment. Most patients can return to their normal activities shortly after the procedure

Exceptional Care for Lasting Smiles

At Highland Hills Dental Centre, we prioritize your comfort and well-being throughout the root canal process. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing efficient and effective treatments to save your natural teeth and preserve your oral health.

If you're experiencing dental pain or suspect you might need a root canal, don't delay seeking professional help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our experts are here to answer your questions and guide you toward the best solution for your dental health.