Root Canal Treatment Helps To Get And Keep You Out Of Pain

Root canals are no laughing matter – and when you need such a procedure, it’s important to have a general dentist you can trust! Heritage Dental offers root canal treatments to help your mouth and teeth start feeling better!

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is a surgical procedure used when the internal parts of a tooth and root become infected.

Inside of your teeth roots, there is an essential part known as the “pulp.” The pulp can become infected and fill with puss, leading to more serious dental conditions and causing immense pain in the mouth, gums, and jaw.

During a root canal, the crown of a tooth is opened up in order to insert small instruments into the pulp to remove the infection and damage. The pulp is then refilled with a mouth-safe solid material to protect against further infection or damage. This will also help to ensure that the tooth in question doesn’t cause you any more pain in the future.

How do tooth roots become infected?

The pulp of your tooth can become infected in a number of ways, including:

  • Untreated cavities
  • Cysts or abscesses in or around the gums
  • Mouth injuries that damage the tooth.

Symptoms of an infected tooth pulp

When dealing with an infected pulp, it is essential to visit a dentist as soon as possible. This is because the longer the infection is allowed to persist, the more likely it is to spread and cause damage to the surrounding teeth and gums.

Signs of an infected pulp include:

  • Moderate to severe pain around a specific tooth
  • Increased inflammation and swelling
  • Bad breath or worse breath than normal.

Heritage Dental services families in Carleton Place and the surrounding communities of Smiths Falls, Perth, and Almonte. For more information on root canal treatments, contact us today to request an appointment!