ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
What is a root canal treatment?
In the center of your tooth is the pulp, which is a collection of blood vessels that help build the surrounding tooth. Dental trauma or injury can cause damage to the pulp that might not be visible to the naked eye. If a tooth remains untreated, pain or sensitivity may appear and an abscess may develop.
Some of the common symptoms patients may experience before a root canal treatment are sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of the tooth and visible lesions or swelling around it. However, it is important to know that some patients may not have any symptoms at all. If you experience any of these symptoms, don’t hesitate to speak to Dr. Al Eid.
Steps involved in a root canal treatment:
- Local anaesthesia
- Your tooth will be isolated
- The tooth is opened
- Diseased dental pulp is removed
- Thorough cleaning of the area
- Channel shaping
- Roots are filled with a biocompatible filler
- Temporary protection will be put in place to protect your roots
- Permanent restoration is set in place
Root canal treatments are necessary when the soft tissue inside a tooth, the pulp, is inflamed or infected. In such circumstances, Dr. Al Eid will extract the inflamed or infected pulp, then carefully clean and reshape the canal. The canal is then filled and sealed with a temporary product and two to five weeks later, the permanent restoration (filling or crown) is set into place by Dr. Al Eid.
Following your treatment, you will be able to drive home and return directly to your daily routine. If your tooth is not suitable for an endodontic treatment or if the chances of success are unfavorable, you will be informed by Dr. Al Eid and discuss the alternatives that are available to you.
Do not hesitate to contact us to find out more about root canals and what we can do for your teeth! Call us directly at 514-355-7635 and we will be happy to answer all your questions.