There are two types of root canal therapy, mainly surgical and non-surgical. Also known as endodontic treatment, this is a dental procedure aiming to fix a severely damaged tooth with an infected tooth pulp. When left untreated, this can lead to further problems and possibly a tooth extraction.
Root canal therapy involves removing the diseased tooth pulp. It includes the nerves that are in a tooth’s root canal. Dentists will place a dental crown after the root canal therapy. This is to help protect the remaining tooth to still function without any pain or damage.
In most cases, root canal therapy doesn’t require surgery. The non-surgical route is about the same as receiving a deep filling. As with every restoration procedure, the dentist will remove the decay from the tooth and clean the area before filling it. In this case, the dentist will be drilling farther down to reach the root canal and remove the damaged pulp.
When the non-surgical option isn’t possible, it’s because the tooth may be too infected. This procedure involved making an incision on the gum so the dentist can easily access the root canal and tooth pulp. Either way, local anesthesia is given.
Talk to your Newmarket dentist today about your options for root canal therapy.