The Root Canal Treatment Plan
At Redwood Dental, we have created a quick and effective treatment plan that involves removing the infected, injured, or dead pulp from your tooth. With this 3-step plan, we will have you back to smiling in no time with your oral health feeling and looking better than ever.
Step 1: Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
A Root Canal requires one or more office visits and is performed by either a dentist or an endodontist. The first step requires an x-ray of the root canals and the surrounding bone to see if there are any signs of infection.
Step 2: Cleaning the tooth
During the process, the area will be frozen to ensure that you are calm and at ease. An access hole will be drilled into the tooth. The pulp along with bacteria, the decayed nerve tissue, and related debris will then be removed to help restore the damaged and infected area.
Step 3: Sealing the tooth
Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and healthy, it can be sealed. Depending on if the infection has spread, there is sometimes a waiting period before the tooth can be officially sealed. For instance, if there is still an infection once the pulp has been removed we may put medication inside the tooth to clear it up. If the procedure requires multiple visits, the tooth can be temporarily filled for protection.
Frequently Asked Questions
When the pulp (composed of nerves and blood vessels) becomes inflamed or infected a root canal is required. If left untreated, the inflammation or infection can turn into an abscess, which is a more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw.
Some of the signs and symptoms of a root canal include; severe toothaches while applying pressure or chewing, continued sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, discolouration of the tooth, and swelling and tenderness of the gums. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms it is important to contact us so that we can examine your situation and proceed are experiencing any pain or discomfort.
Damage can occur due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth. It is important to partake in preventative dentistry to avoid larger dental surgeries. Book your consultation with Redwood Dental now to get you on the right track to maintaining your best oral health.
If the infected pulp remains unremoved it can spread the infection to the tooth, gums, and can ultimately result in bone loss in the jaw. Tooth pulp should be removed as quickly as possible to restore the tooth and maintain your best oral and overall health.
Thanks to modern technology, and our highly trained team of dentists and dental hygienists, root canal treatments now involve minimal to no pain at all.
Many dental plans are able to cover a percentage of dental treatments such as root canals. After your consultation, we will be able to provide you with a quote for your insurance provider.