Gentle Root Canals in Windsor
When a tooth becomes badly damaged by decay or injury, the deep structures of the tooth, including blood vessels and nerves, can become infected and inflamed. This causes severe toothache, which can radiate to the neck, jawbone, or ear. In addition to the pain, an infection can spread throughout the gum tissue, jawbone, and even other parts of the body. At Little River Dental, we offer root canal therapy in Windsor to eliminate infection, relieve pain, and save your natural tooth.
Our friendly team strives to provide root canal treatment in a clean, comfortable, and relaxing environment. Using the most advanced technology and techniques, we perform the procedure with precision and gentleness. You can rely on us to help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. If you're suffering from tooth or jaw pain, get in touch with us today to schedule your appointment.
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What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is a dental procedure performed to remove an infection from the soft pulp tissue inside the tooth. The pulp is a mass of connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerves within the center of the tooth. The soft area can become damaged due to trauma or infection. As bacteria multiply inside the pulp chamber, an abscess forms at the root of the tooth, causing inflammation, severe tooth pain, and, over time, the death of the tooth.
We perform root canal therapy in Windsor to remove the infected pulp, sanitize the cavity, and fill the area with an antibacterial dental filling to prevent further deterioration. Root canal treatment allows for the preservation of the natural tooth, so you won’t require an extraction.
Signs of Needing Root Canal Therapy
Though not all tooth pain means you have an infection, there are a number of symptoms that may indicate if you need root canal therapy. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Severe tooth pain
- Acute tenderness
- Heightened sensitivity to heat and cold
- Dark, swollen gums
- An abscess on your gums
- Loose teeth
- Chip or crack in your tooth
- Darkening tooth enamel
Ultimately, only a dental professional can determine the need for root canal therapy. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, our Little River Dental team is ready to help you as soon as possible. We'll perform a thorough evaluation, give a diagnosis, and provide excellent care while maximizing your comfort.
What to Expect with Windsor Root Canal Therapy
Following a thorough dental assessment, our compassionate dental team will take scans to determine the location and severity of your tooth infection. Treatment begins with the application of a numbing agent to keep you as comfortable as possible. We also offer nitrous oxide sedation to alleviate any anxiety, allowing you to feel more relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure. You’ll still be conscious and able to respond to questions and instructions from the dentist.
A special tool will then be used to make a small access point on your tooth. We will then extract the root pulp and infection from the pulp chamber. Once complete, our dentist will clean the empty chamber, disinfect it, and place antibiotics to ensure the infection is eliminated.
When we’re satisfied that the tooth is infection-free, we will seal the cavity with a temporary or permanent filling to protect it from further damage or infection. The final step is to have a dental crown placed to return the tooth to full functionality. Typically, it takes two weeks for your custom crown to be crafted. The crown is made to match your other teeth in size, shape, and color. Our team will also give you care instructions after each appointment.
Same-Day Root Canal Treatment in Windsor
You don't have to spend any more time in pain. Whenever possible, we make every effort to set up same-day appointments to provide quick relief to the source of your pain and create a personalized treatment plan. The sooner you seek treatment, the greater the chance that we can prevent the spread of infection to other areas of your mouth and save the tooth.
What Happens When a Tooth Can’t Be Saved?
While we make every effort to save your natural tooth, we will extract it when necessary. For instance, extraction may be the best option if the tooth is severely damaged and can’t be repaired using a filling or crown. We also perform extractions when the tooth doesn’t respond to root canal treatment. If this is the case, our team will perform gentle socket preservation to reduce bone loss after tooth extraction and preserve the area for a dental implant.
Effective Root Canal Treatment in Windsor
At Little River Dental, we are committed to saving your natural teeth to maintain your ability to bite and chew normally and prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting. You can trust that we’ll have your best interests at heart and provide safe and reliable treatments. If you’re experiencing any symptoms of tooth infection, please call our office today to schedule an appointment.
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