Root Canal Therapy Near You
A root canal, also known as endodontic therapy, is required when the inside of the tooth is damaged due to trauma or infection. The inside of the tooth consists of nerves, soft tissue and blood vessels. When this area becomes infected it can be very painful. Extensive tooth decay may lead to this infection, also known as a tooth abscess. Thankfully, with today’s modern technology, root canal therapy is an effective and typically comfortable treatment for this condition. Most patients describe the root canal appointment as providing much-needed relief from their dental pain.
A root canal is intended to treat the infection in the inside of the tooth. The damage to the outer portion of the tooth will still need to be addressed. Once the tooth has healed from the infection, your dentist will recommend a ceramic crown to help restore strength and stability to the area.
To learn more about the benefits of root canal therapy, contact us at Essential Dentistry in Okotoks, AB, T1S 1A6.