Root Canal Treatment Specialist in Surrey, BC
Are you suffering from tooth pain and sensitivity? Dr. Larry Lu provides effective root canal treatment at BigSmiles Dental Care that can help to restore and preserve severely damaged or infected teeth. During this procedure, the infected dental pulp is removed, the tooth is cleaned, and a filling is placed to prevent further infection. It’s a great way to save your tooth and relieve your pain. Root canal treatments can be employed to help save a patient’s natural tooth. Despite being a more complex dental procedure, root canals are commonly performed and relatively painless. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online. We are located at 18640 Fraser Hwy #107, Surrey, BC V3S 7Y4, Canada.
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Root canals are a procedure to remove infected or inflamed pulp from the inside of the tooth. Root canals are employed to save the natural tooth and prevent reinfection by eliminating bacteria from the infected root canal.
They are a highly effective and successful procedure aimed at making teeth healthy again and relieving pain and symptoms of infection. Root canals can be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the specific nature of each person’s health condition, as well as their personal preferences regarding the treatment.
Root canals are a highly effective and relatively painless procedure, associated with minimal downtime. Patients undergoing root canals can experience several hours of numbness in the area; however, pain and discomfort will be minimal.
It is recommended that patients do not eat until the numbness has passed. They may be necessary for issues such as a cracked tooth or a deep cavity, among other oral health issues.
Patients may notice symptoms indicating the need for a root canal, such as teeth sensitivity to cold or hot sensations.
To determine the need for a root canal, visiting a specialist, such as those at BigSmiles Dental Care, is advised. The dentist will discuss symptoms, perform a physical exam, and conduct imaging tests as necessary to confirm the diagnosis and assess a patient’s suitability for a root canal.
Many patients seeking root canals may experience persistent and ongoing pain, which can be constant or intermittent. Pain that flares up when touching the tooth or while eating may indicate nerve damage or decay, necessitating a root canal.
In instances where a tooth is cracked or chipped, and bacteria has caused infection or inflammation, a root canal may be necessary. Swollen gums in the area of the tooth pain may also be indicative of the need for a root canal.
Root canals are a somewhat complex but commonly performed dental procedure broken down into three stages. The first stage is cleaning, where the physician clears out the root canal through a tiny hole in the tooth surface.
The next step involves filling the root canal after cleaning and disinfecting the entire area and sealing it with adhesive material. Nerve tissues are removed, ensuring patients will not experience further pain in the affected tooth. The third stage of a root canal is the placement of a dental crown. Getting a dental crown following a root canal is highly recommended to prevent the treated tooth from breaking, as healthy teeth are more likely to break. If a root canal-treated tooth does break, it may be lost, undoing the efforts to salvage the tooth.
Your dental dentist obtains a mold of your tooth and ensures the dental crown is a perfect fit for comfort and structural stability.
Root canal recovery varies based on a patient’s reason for seeking treatment, general oral health, and other health and lifestyle factors. Typically, the recovery process is relatively painless, with mild discomfort for the next few days.
Total recovery time usually lasts less than a week. Patients can eat following a root canal, but it is recommended that they wait until after the numbness has worn off, sticking to softer foods for the first few days. Depending on the type of sedation necessary, having someone drive you home from the procedure may be recommended.
People can usually return to school or work the day after a root canal. Specialists at BigSmiles Dental Care will work with patients to provide the best aftercare instructions for swift healing.
Root canal treatment is available at BigSmiles Dental Care. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online. We are located at 18640 Fraser Hwy #107, Surrey, BC V3S 7Y4, Canada. We serve patients in Surrey BC, Clayton BC, Cloverdale BC, Fleetwood BC, Newton BC, South Surrey BC, Langley BC, and surrounding areas.
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