Root Canal Therapy in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Do you feel persisting pain when you eat or touch your tooth? Do you have swollen gums? If so, you might need root canal therapy in Halifax. At Bayers Road Dental, your local cosmetic dentistry in Halifax, we offer many treatments for pain and swollen gums, and root canal therapy is one of them. 

 

What is a root canal therapy? 

 

Each of our teeth contains a long, thin strand of dental pulp which provides the tooth with nutrients and nerves that extends down to the tooth’s root. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, the tooth’s nerves die and, often, without endodontic treatment, the tooth dies as well. Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is designed to save such damaged teeth.

 

How does root canal therapy work? 

 

Our dentists in Halifax will give you local anesthesia so you will not feel any pain during the treatment. We want you to feel comfortable while you’re in our dental office. To protect your tooth from bacteria in your saliva during the treatment, the dentist places a rubber dam around the tooth being treated. During the procedure, a gap is drilled into the tooth’s crown and pulp chamber. The damaged pulp is reshaped or removed, and then the surrounding area is thoroughly cleaned out. The tooth is permanently sealed with a gold, porcelain, or tooth-colored inlay/onlay, dental crown, or permanent filling.

 

How do I know I need a root canal therapy?

 

Some of the symptoms you may experience that indicates you require a root canal therapy are: 

  • Persistent pain
  • Sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Swollen gums
  • Pain when you eat or touch your tooth
 

What are some preventative measures from a root canal therapy? 

 

The best way to prevent any damage in your teeth and gums is to have a good oral hygiene regimen. Brushing twice daily, flossing once a day and using a mouthwash is essential. Also, visiting your dentist routinely is detrimental to your oral health. Our dentists and dental hygienists can detect possible dental problems early on and prevent them as soon as possible if you visit our clinic routinely. 

 

If you want to inquire more about root canal therapy or if you think you might need it, please contact us at Bayers Road Dental or book an appointment online

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