The Root Canal Treatment.

We are here to make the root canal procedure as quick, easy, and as painless as possible. With our 3 step plan, we will remove the infected, injured, or dead pulp from your tooth then restore the tooth back to its regular function.

Diagnosis and treatment planning

Diagnosis and treatment planning

The first step is to take an X-ray to see the shape of the root canals and determine if there are any signs of infection in the surrounding bone.

Cleaning of the tooth

Cleaning of the tooth

Next, while cleaning the infected tissue the bacteria will be removed to treat the damaged area.

Sealing the tooth

Sealing the tooth

If the infection is severe there is a waiting period before the tooth can be permanently sealed. If there is still an infection once the pulp has been removed we may put a medication inside the tooth to clear it up. If the procedure requires multiple visits, the tooth will be temporarily filled for protection. Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and healthy, it can be sealed.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a root canal and why do I need root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp (composed of nerves and blood vessels) becomes inflamed or infected. If left untreated, the inflammation or infection can turn into an abscess, which is a more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw.

What are the signs and symptoms of a root canal?

It is important to schedule regular dental check-ups every 6-8 months and to let your dentist know if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort. Some of the signs and symptoms of a root canal include; severe toothaches while applying pressure or chewing, continued sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, discoloration of the tooth, and swelling and tenderness of the gums.

What damages a tooth nerve and pulp in the first place?

Damage can occur due to deep decay, defective dentistry, or a crack or chip in the tooth. It is important to come in for preventative dentistry to avoid larger issues. 

Why does the tooth pulp need to be removed?

Removing the tooth pulp occurs to stop the spread of the infection to the tooth, gums, and ultimately saving you from bone loss in the jaw. Tooth pulp should be removed as quickly as possible to restore the tooth and maintain your oral and overall health.

Is root canal treatment painful?

Thanks to modern technology, anaesthesia, and Dr. Ras himself, root canal treatments now involve minimal to no pain at all. Book your consultation and don’t be afraid to let that smile shine.

Is a root canal covered by insurance?

Many dental plans cover 50% to 80% of root canal treatment. Contact your insurance provider for further details.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Terry H.

“I did a root canal treatment at Dr. Ras’s Dentistry and the entire process was very simple and painfree. I had a great experience and can highly recommend it.”