Emergency Root Canal in Holland

Root Canal in Holland

Root canal therapy also known as endodontic therapy is a dental procedure that targets the inside of a tooth to remove any infection. Most people mistake it to be a painful procedure but root canal therapy is meant to stop the pain that the patient is going through. Root canal therapy may be treated as a dental emergency.

Candidates for root canal therapy

The following scenarios make it necessary for root canal therapy.

  • If the pulp becomes damaged, and the tissues inside the pulp die, root canal therapy is necessary to remove the dead part.
  • If bacteria enter the pulp because of a loose filling or a cracked tooth, the infection needs to be treated with root canal therapy.
  • Where an injury occurred and caused hot or cold sensitivity on the tooth, root canal therapy will cure sensitivity.

Steps for root canal therapy

There are three steps involved in root canal therapy as follows

Cleaning the root canal

Your dentist or endodontist will use local anesthesia to numb the area and cut a small surface to access the root and remove dead pulp tissue. The root canal is left completely clean.

Filling in

Your dentist or endodontist will use a rubber-like material and adhesive cement to seal the canals.

Placing a crown

Your tooth will now become more fragile than it was before because the pulp has been removed. That’s why a dental crown is required to protect the tooth.

How painful is root canal therapy?

Many patients are worried about the pain however most root canal therapies are no more painful than having a cavity filled. The infection in the pulp is usually more painful than the treatment itself. When a patient is having severe pain from a root canal infection, root canal therapy is the best way to stop the pain and the infection. Once the protective crown is placed, the patient can now bite and chew normally. During the procedure, local anesthesia is used to ensure no pain is felt. After the procedure, prescribed over-the-counter medications are enough to relieve pain.

At Ottawa Smiles Dental, we understand the importance of a comprehensive approach to oral health. If you or your loved one requires root canal therapy in , please reach out to us at 616-399-3600.