Root Canal in Winnipeg
Root canal treatment is one of the most common dental procedures performed to save a badly infected tooth. Also known as endodontic treatment, it helps patients with nerve tissue deterioration. It is also a treatment that people tend to feel nervous about. However, it is an excellent way to eradicate decay and prevent your tooth from extraction. We would be happy to book a one-on-one consultation to discuss any concerns or apprehensions you may have, so we can work together to save your tooth. Our team at Integral Dental, Ellice Dental, and Pearl Dental can provide you with Winnipeg’s comprehensive root canal treatment.
If you notice any symptoms, such as swelling or pain in the tooth or gums, contact us right away. We always suggest that early treatment for root canal infections can prevent the need for an extraction. Our experienced dentists are committed to preserving your smile and work hard to make your root canal treatment as comfortable as possible. We keep abreast of the latest developments in the field so that we can provide you with the best and the most advanced treatment available.
Causes of Root Canal Infection
Your mouth contains both helpful and harmful bacteria. The harmful bacteria can cause enamel decay, and that’s what leads to cavities. Usually, this bacteria can’t attack tooth pulp. However, if the tooth gets damaged due to cavities or some accident, it can lead to bacterial infection in the pulp. We always suggest early treatment for root canal infections that can prevent the need for an extraction.
Signs That You May Need a Root Canal
Sometimes, due to deep decay or trauma, the pulp can become infected. This can lead to the development of the following:
Inflammation or swelling in the gums
Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
Recurrent pimples on the gums
Discolouration of the tooth
Do not delay the treatment of a root canal. If an infected tooth is left untreated, it can affect the adjacent teeth and jaw and can ultimately require tooth extraction. However, it is essential to know that if you need a root canal, you may not be having all of the symptoms mentioned above. At the same time, you may not necessarily need to get a root canal if you are suffering from some of these symptoms. We recommend seeing a dentist regularly, especially if any of the previous symptoms develop. Our dentists in Winnipeg will be able to assess the condition of your tooth and recommend whether you require root canal therapy or not.
If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact us immediately so that we can examine the tooth and provide proper consultation and treatment as soon as possible.
How Should I Prepare for Root Canal Treatment?
When you come to us for your root canal in Winnipeg, we will give you all the information you need to prepare for the procedure. Generally, we recommend the following steps:
Taking medication: If we prescribe antibiotics, you must follow the recommended schedule.
Not smoking: If you’re a smoker, you should stop smoking at least 7 days before the procedure for healthy healing. Smoking is a dangerous habit, and it can have severe consequences for your health.
Eating a healthy meal: The anesthesia we use during the procedure will make your mouth numb for a while, which is why we ask our clients to eat a meal before coming.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with us to get a clearer idea. Besides root canal treatment, you can also turn to us for braces.
How Long Does Root Canal Treatment Take?
Depending on the severity of the infection in your tooth, you might need one or two appointments to complete the procedure. Generally, the process takes about 60 minutes to complete. Larger teeth with multiple roots can take up to an hour and a half. For more detailed information, please visit any of our three centres. We can also provide you with teeth whitening services.
Before the Root Canal Procedure
Before the root canal treatment is initiated, your dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth, teeth, jaw, oral hygiene condition, and general health. If it is found that your tooth will not be able to undergo an endodontic treatment during this time or that further complications are likely to develop in your case, your dentist will let you know and discuss alternative treatment options.
Root Canal Procedure
Providing treatment for a root canal on time is very important. If this is not done, the tooth's condition can worsen and affect the nearby teeth and the jaw, leading to significant problems and more complications. Thus, we urge you to start your treatment with us at your earliest convenience. At Integral Dental, Ellice Dental, and Pearl Dental practices in Winnipeg, root canal procedures are completed in three steps:
Clean the Root Canal: Our dentist will use local anesthesia to ensure the entire procedure is comfortable. To begin with, a small opening on the surface of the tooth is made to remove the diseased pulp tissue. We use specifically shaped files to clean all root canals and disinfect the area thoroughly.
Fill the root canal: After cleaning the root canal, we will fill your tooth with a rubber-like material using a luting agent to seal the canal.
- Adding a Crown or Filling: Your tooth will need a permanent restoration (filling or crown) to replace the lost tooth structure and seal the top of the tooth.
In some cases, it is possible to complete the entire procedure in one appointment. However, many need multiple appointments to complete the root canal procedure successfully.
Results of the Treatment
After root canal therapy is completed, many patients experience significant relief from the pain and discomfort. For most of our patients, the intensity of pain reduces so they can drive themselves home after the treatment. Kindly note that you might be asked to make some temporary or permanent changes after the root canal therapy. These could include increased brushing and flossing, modifying diet, or careful biting. Please speak to our dentist to get more information.
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If you’re looking for a dental clinic to get your root canal treatment in Winnipeg, we can help you. Get in touch with us for comprehensive dental services.