Endodontic treatment is the professional term for root canal therapy. This procedure is performed to save a tooth with a damaged root. The entire inner chamber must be cleared out and packed with filling. This process eliminates any trace of infection and prevents the further spread of bacteria. Typically, a porcelain crown is placed over the treated tooth following root canal in Vancouver. The dental crown strengthens the weakened structure and provides permanent protection.
To avoid tooth extraction, root canals in Burnaby are often the best solution. Modern endodontic treatment is basically a more complicated tooth filling. With advances in dentistry and sedation, the most sensitive patients can remain at ease during the procedure. It is an intricate process to clean the inner chamber and place the filling material properly. Root canal therapy requires a keen eye and a skilled hand to achieve optimal results. At Burnaby Heights Dental Centre, your dentist uses special high-magnification spectacles (“loupes”) and has become highly expert in completing this treatment quickly and efficiently. Most patients who undergo root canals in Burnaby have their porcelain crown placed during the same visit for immediate protection.
Soreness is common after root canal treatment and only lasts for about a day or two. Symptoms can usually be managed with Ibuprofen. The nerve has been removed, but pressure can still be felt, and surrounding periodontal ligaments still contain sensory fibers. After endodontic treatment in Burnaby, the ligaments remain healthy and intact. These shock absorbers provide protection for teeth upon impact.