Addressing Common Myths About Root Canals

 Azarko Marketing  Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Though a root canal is arguably one of modern dentistry's most important and beneficial procedures, it unfortunately has a bit of a bad rap. At Azarko Dental Group, our Edmonton dentists provide root canal treatment in order to save teeth that would otherwise need to be removed. It is a common misconception that root canals are painful. Some people also believe that root canals are unnecessary. Let's address these concerns.

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When is Root Canal Treatment Needed?

A root canal will be performed at an Edmonton dental clinic if your dentist determines that the soft dental pulp inside of your tooth is severely infected and damaged by bacteria. Dental pulp contains the nerves and blood vessels of a tooth. When bacteria makes its way to the pulp through cavities or cracks, it can cause severe tooth pain and gum swelling.

Thankfully, dental pulp is not crucial for the functioning of a tooth, and it can be removed in order to save the tooth, relieve the pain, and stop the bacteria from spreading. Once the pulp is removed, the tooth is sealed off with a crown in order to prevent further infection.

If your Edmonton dentist informs you that you need a root canal, then don't put it off. A dental pulp infection can continue to grow in severity, causing irreparable damage to the tooth and potentially spreading to other facial structures as well. Infected dental pulp needs to be removed by a root canal.

Is a Root Canal Painful?

The purpose of a root canal is to relieve the pain of a severely infected tooth. You may go into your appointment with pain, but you'll come out of it feeling much better.

Modern technologies, techniques, and anaesthetics used by Edmonton dentists ensure that you won't feel any pain or discomfort during a root canal procedure. The experience really isn't all that different from having a filling placed. At Azarko Dental Group we make sure that you are comfortable and relaxed before we start, and that you remain in a relaxed state of mind during the entire procedure.

After getting a root canal you may feel some mild tenderness in the surrounding area for a few days. This is perfectly normal and can be easily managed with some over-the-counter pain medication.

Edmonton Dental Clinic Providing Root Canal Treatment

As you can see, getting a root canal can help save a tooth that has a dental pulp infection, thereby preventing the need for a tooth extraction and saving your smile. When carried out by an experienced Edmonton dentist, the procedure is safe and painless. You have nothing to be nervous about, so don't wait until it's too late to ask your dentist if you need a root canal.

An Azarko Dental Group Edmonton dental clinic can help you keep all of your pearly whites with a root canal treatment. Just contact one of our two clinics today.

Azarko West

780-483-7079

14938 Stony Plain Rd.

Edmonton, AB T5P 3X8

Azarko South

780-988-8190

969 James Mowatt Trail SW

Edmonton, AB T6W 1S4