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If you notice that your gums are swollen or have puss oozing out, indicating an infection; or even severe pain while chewing or biting, you might need a root canal in Victoria.
What is a root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is often performed in the instance that a tooth has undergone severe decay or trauma that has allowed the dental pulp to degrade or decay.
Dental pulp is the tissue within the tooth that houses many nerve endings. If your nerve endings get infected, severe pain may occur on the site of infection. However, symptoms may not present itself in its early stages of infection as it may take a while until the bacteria reaches your nerve endings.
A root canal therapy is a procedure offered by our Victoria, BC dentist in which they remove the infected dental pulp. Our dentists will use anesthesia so you don’t have to feel pain. Next, they will create an opening in the tooth to access the infected pulp and carefully take it out. After the procedure, the area is filled with a dental sealant. Your dentist may also recommend the use of a dental crown, which is a device that is placed over the visible surface of a tooth after certain dental procedures.
It is important to note that the completion of this procedure does not guarantee you protection against developing new bacteria or damage. We recommend a thorough oral health care regimen, consisting of regular dental checkups at our dental clinic, regular flossing and brushing of your teeth. These can reduce the risk of further degradation and new dental problems.
How do you know you need root canal therapy?
If you experience the following symptoms:
- Severe pain while chewing or biting
- Pimples on the gums
- A chipped or cracked tooth
- Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed
- Swollen or tender gums
- Deep decay or darkening of the gums
At Saanich Dental Group, your well-trusted family dentist in Victoria, we guarantee you the best oral education from our renowned dentists and dental hygienists, which can greatly help you make the best decisions for your dental needs. If you want to book an appointment, you can call us or contact us through our email.