If you have a tooth which becomes painful when you eat something hot or cold, you may have a tooth that is infected in its interior. If this is the case, you may need to have a root canal procedure in order to save the tooth. When you are experiencing tooth pain, you will want to come to our Willowbrook Dental Clinic so that one of our fine dentists, such as Dr. Shaheen Popatia, will be able to thoroughly assess your individual situation, and let you know what type of treatment is needed. If it is determined that you need a root canal in Langley, you will be glad to know that our dentists are highly skilled in providing this tooth-saving treatment.
Root canal procedures are effective in saving teeth in over 90% of cases. However, if a tooth is infected and needs to have a root canal treatment, it will never get better on its own. This is why it is so important that you come in to see our dentist for a root canal in Langley when needed. During a root canal procedure, our dentist will gain access to the center of the tooth where the pulp resides. During the root canal procedure all infected or damaged pulp will be removed, and the root canal system will be thoroughly cleaned. After this occurs, the tooth and root canal system will be sealed so that no bacteria will be able to enter the tooth again. If you are concerned about the root canal procedure itself, you will be happy to know that our root canals are performed while our patients remain in total comfort; we use the latest dental anesthesia as well as state-of-the-art equipment and procedures when our dentists provide root canal treatments.
After the root canal in Langley is performed, our patient will most likely need to follow up in the coming weeks to get a restoration which will help to protect the tooth. This restoration may be either a porcelain crown, an inlay, or an onlay. Our restorative dentist will be able to let you know which type of tooth restoration will be most effective in your particular case. The function of the restoration will be to protect your tooth, and to make sure that no bacteria can reenter the tooth. A root canal procedure will be most effective if it is performed in the early stages of infection. This means that the sooner you come in for a root canal procedure, the greater the chances are that it will be successful. For an appointment to meet with our dentist to determine the exact cause of your tooth pain, and for expert treatment, contact us today.