Columbia Square Dental
Root Canal Treatments in New Westminster
When teeth and tooth roots become damaged, infections sometimes occur that will require root canal treatment. During this treatment, your dentist will clear out the infected soft tissue and refill it, removing the infection and strengthening the natural tooth. Thanks to modern techniques and technology, root canals are often quick and comfortable to perform, and they can be easily done in our dental offices in New Westminster.
Root Canal Treatments Explained
Deep inside the hard outer shell of the tooth is a softer tissue known as pulp, which nourishes the tooth as it grows. The pulp is made up of nerves and blood vessels. When the pulp is exposed to bacteria, such as when a cavity goes untreated, the pulp can become infected. A root canal treatment can help save the natural tooth by removing the tooth pulp.
What to Expect
Your dentist will likely discover a root canal is needed when digital dental x-rays are taken. During your root canal treatment appointment, your dentist will use several tools to access the inside of the tooth, clean out the root canals where the pulp is stored, and close the tooth. A dental crown may also need to be placed over the tooth to further strengthen and secure it. If you are experiencing ongoing tooth pain, be sure to call our dental offices to book an appointment, as this may be a sign of an infection.
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