We know that nobody wants to ever hear us say that they need a root canal. But endodontic therapy is actually meant to relieve sensitivity, discomfort and preserve your tooth. Getting a root canal could be the best thing you ever did for your smile.
At AMR Dental, we are experts in root canal therapy and can work deep inside your damaged teeth to return them to good health. This ensures that they do the job they were designed to do.
Root canal therapy involves a root filling process that extends further into the tooth, rather than just the crown. We anaesthetise the entire tooth for your comfort. After that, the infected or dying nerve is removed; then the open canal is cleaned out and shaped up. We’ll also place medication inside of the nerve chamber to help kill off any bad bacteria and fight the infection for your body. A temporary filling protects your tooth between the initial clean-out appointment and the secondary visit a short time later.
When we’re sure that there’s no more infection or abscess, a permanent root filling is placed. At the final visit we use advanced rotary technology to make the root canal as comfortable and quick as possible. At that point, we get your tooth prepped and impressed for a crown.
Your tooth will be numb for the entire appointment, so that you don’t have to feel a thing. As with a routine filling or other restorative treatment, your comfort is extremely important to us. If for any reason you feel uncomfortable during the procedure, we can add more anaesthetic or delay the procedure. Fortunately, most endodontic therapies can be completed without any type of discomfort on the part of our patients.
The only way to know for certain whether you need a root canal is to have your tooth evaluated. We’ll take an X-ray that shows the entire root structure and bone around it. If we see that the nerve is compromised or there’s a visible abscess around the root, you will need endodontic therapy. Otherwise, covering the tooth with a filling or crown will simply trap the infection inside and make it worse.
We do understand that life and work have a tendency to get in the way sometimes. If you are running late or you are unable to make it to your appointment, please give us as much notice as possible. We request 24 hours notice if you are unable to keep your appointment so that we may accommodate other patients and maintain an efficient schedule.