Root CanalAn Overview
Root canals are an effective and conservative treatment option that can save your natural tooth from the need for extraction. Root canals are often a preferred method of treating advanced tooth decay or tooth damage because it allows your dentist to preserve your natural tooth for a more stable oral foundation. Advancements in modern dentistry have made root canals less uncomfortable and more effective.
For many patients, it is the infection itself, not the root canal procedure that is painful. Some patients will feel substantial pain relief after their treatment, once the diseased tissue has been removed.
Dr. Ami Barakat and our entire dental care team will help every patient feel comfortable and relaxed during their treatment. Our staff is highly trained in Endodontics and provides thorough and effective root canal procedures for conservative treatment of advanced tooth decay or damage.
Root Canal What to Expect
Your root canal procedure can usually be completed in just one visit to our Stittsville dentist office. With the use of local anesthesia, the area to be treated will be numbed for optimal comfort.
Once numb, your dentist will make a tiny hole in the back of the tooth. The diseased pulp of the tooth will be removed from the interior of the tooth. The tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and filled with a biocompatible material. This material will fill the tooth, stabilizing it and sealing it off from future decay.
The last step of most root canals is fitting the tooth with a dental crown. Dental crowns can help strengthen the tooth and support a more stable bite.
Some patients suffer from dental anxiety that prevents them from receiving the dental care they need. Root canals have a bad reputation, and many patients fear the procedure. However, left untreated, an infected root canal can cause a patient to experiencing a lot of pain or even tooth loss. Our dental care team offers sedation dentistry options to help patients feel completely relaxed during their treatment. Your dentist will discuss the options for sedation with you during your consultation.