Getting To The Root Of The Myths
Root canals have been around for a long time, and chances are someone you know has had one. Perhaps they even told you how painful the procedure was, and how miserable they were as a result of it. At Winnipeg Square Dental, we want to dispel the myths surrounding root canals. They are an important procedure when needed, and we don’t want our patients to be frightened of this pain-relieving and tooth-saving procedure!
What Is A Root Canal?
What is a root canal? When the enamel on your teeth is eaten away by plaque acids, the vulnerable tissue on the inside of your teeth begins to decay. As this process continues, decay can eventually reach the dental pulp, the soft tissue at the center of your teeth. The dental pulp carries blood to your tooth and keeps it healthy, but when it becomes infected, your tooth is at significant risk!
You may experience a toothache, swollen gums, constant pain, and other signs of infection. It is for this reason that a root canal is performed: to remove infected tissue and eliminate your pain and discomfort!
A root canal is performed under anaesthesia, so you won’t feel anything during the procedure. We’ll remove any infected portions of your teeth and then use ultra-fine tools to reach inside your tooth and remove the infected pulp.
Once we’ve finished, we’ll reduce the size of your tooth so that it can be placed under a crown. This will further protect it from reinfection and give you a strong, stable restoration to do the work of your damaged tooth. If you have your root canal done at our Winnipeg Square location, we can even make your crown in just about an hour using our CEREC machine!