Root Canal Treatment at Mulkins Main Dental
Root Canal Treatments in Stittsville
Tooth decay can result in damage that extends to the nerve. In this instance, a root canal is recommended. During a root canal, the infected or damaged nerve is removed, and the tooth is cleaned and sealed to prevent further damage.
At Mulkins Main Dental, we offer root canal treatment to help save damaged teeth and prevent the need for extraction. If you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent further damage and potential tooth loss.
What We Do?
The dentist will first assess the damage to see if a filling will be appropriate or if the damage is too extensive and a root canal is recommended. If the decision is for a root canal, the dentist will go through the tooth to remove the infected nerve. Then the tooth is filled with a special substance to seal the chambers.
Finally, a dental crown is recommended to restore strength and function.
After the root canal is completed, the tooth can become brittle and can break more easily. If that occurs, it will warrant an extraction. Instead, a full crown can be placed to protect the tooth that has had a root canal. If the tooth is not restored with a crown, additional difficulties will occur.
A general dentist can perform most root canals, but complex conditions are referred to an endodontic specialist. After the root canal, the patient will return to his or her regular dentist to complete the final restorative procedures.
We understand that the thought of a root canal can be daunting, but our goal is to provide you with the highest quality care and support throughout the process. Our team of professionals uses the latest techniques and equipment to ensure your root canal is as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about our root canal treatment options.