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Root Canal Treatment

 

Root Canal Treatment

It sounds like a strange procedure, but root canal treatment simply removes the infected, injured or dead pulp from the base of your tooth. The root canal system is found inside the harder layers of your tooth, which is filled with soft dental pulp. The system is made up of nerves and blood vessels to help your tooth have sensation, grow, and develop.

Once in a while, bacteria can get inside your tooth through holes caused by cracks, deep cavities, or even flawed fillings. It’s with this intrusion that your tooth can become abscessed (an infection in the tooth’s pulp). In this case, the pulp needs to be removed to relieve the abscessed tooth, which can cause swelling and be very painful. A dental x-ray or other changes with the tooth will show us that your tooth is infected. An abscessed tooth can cause serious oral health problems if it’s left untreated. (source: Canadian Dental Association)

If you think you have a tooth infection, book an appointment with one of our dentists in Martensville. We’ll examine things and provide the best options to help relieve any pain or swelling you might be having.