If you or someone you love is dealing with unbearable tooth pain, an emergency root canal can be a lifesaver. An emergency root canal is often indicated if your tooth is severely damaged, to the point that the pulp chamber has been compromised. It can also be caused by an infection that has seeped into the pulp and the nerve of your tooth, leading to extreme pain and sensitivity.
At Inglewood Family Dental, we help patients with all types of dental emergencies including an emergency root canal. We offer extended evening and weekend hours to accommodate patients during their busy schedules. We are also proud to follow the 2022 Alberta Dental Fee Guide to make dentistry affordable for patients on any budget. If you think you are in need of an emergency root canal, or have any other dental needs, please contact us today to arrange a consultation with Dr. Arash Ravanbakhsh.
Before going into detail about root canal therapy, it is important for you to understand the anatomy of a tooth. The part of the tooth you see consists of the surface enamel and the hard layer of tooth called dentin. This is what makes up the visible section you see. Underneath the dentin is a soft tissue called the pulp. Inside this pulp you will find blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerves. This pulp is essential when your teeth are growing, as it is responsible for the creation of the dentin.
Inflammation and infection inside the pulp can occur for a variety of different reasons. Deep decay on the outside of the tooth can penetrate into the pulp. A cracked or chipped tooth can allow decay to infect or irritate the pulp. An injury, such as a blow to the face, can cause internal damage to a tooth without any noticeable problem.
How We Treat An Emergency Root Canal
If an emergency root canal is indicated, we would start by making a small opening in the crown of the tooth. Very small tools allow Dr. Arash to clean and remove the pulp from the pulp chamber and root canals of the tooth. After everything is removed, the dentist will fill the space with a rubbery material called gutta-percha. This is placed into the space with an adhesive cement in order to ensure the space is filled. In cases where the remaining tooth is not structurally stable enough to support a crown, a metal post may be placed inside the tooth in order to provide the necessary stability.
Once complete, we place a temporary filling in the tooth until the crown can be applied. At your second appointment, the temporary filling is removed, and a crown is cemented onto the tooth.
We pride ourselves on utilizing the latest technology to provide precision root canal therapy with the least amount of pain and discomfort.
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It is always important to maintain your regular cleaning and checkup appointments with your dentist. The last thing you want to do is ignore your tooth pain. Even if the pain is bearable, it can lead to long-term damage that can require much more invasive treatment if ignored. If you or someone you love is experiencing any type of tooth pain, please contact us today to arrange a consultation, We will evaluate if an emergency root canal is necessary and help you get to the root of the problem. We welcome the opportunity to serve you and help rid you of your pain.
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