Regular Root Canal Treatment
Toothache is often caused by a deep tooth infection. This infection causes intense and sustained pain and compromises the viability of the affected tooth. The disease also puts nearby structures at risk as it may spread. To stop the disease and allow the tooth to remain safely in place, your dentist at General Dentist Solution scan perform a regular root canal in Ottawa.
How is a root canal performed?
The procedure, performed under anesthesia, takes an average of 60 to 90 minutes depending on the degree of complexity, but always follows the same steps:
- Your Ottawa dentist will assess the extent and severity of the infection to determine the appropriate course of action. It protects the site from saliva and bacterial infiltration by placing a dam around the treated tooth.
- The dentist drills the tooth and then cleans the canal with precision instruments and a cleaning solution.
- In some cases, the pulp is completely removed from the canal before filling it with a rubber-like material. In the following hours or days, the dentist closes the tooth permanently with a filling (composite, amalgam or gold), a porcelain inlay or a crown.
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