Gateshead Dental is proud to provide root canal treatment to our patients in Stoney Creek and the Hamilton area.
Underneath your tooth’s outer enamel, within the dentin, is an area of soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains nerve fibres, arteries, veins, lymph vessels, and connective tissue. A tooth’s pulp can become infected from a deep cavity, a fracture, or injury. When this happens, the pulp can die, leading to dental pain usually felt when biting down, chewing, or eating hot or cold foods and drinks.
Once the pulp starts to decay, your tooth won’t heal by itself. You will need root canal therapy in Stoney Creek to ensure you maintain your tooth’s full function.
Many patients wait until they are experiencing tooth pain to visit the dentist. This can be a bad idea. The sooner you receive dental care, the more chances you have of stalling more serious effects; this procedure, if performed in time, can prevent the loss of the affected tooth.
Severe pain in teeth while eating or when pressing on a tooth
Teeth are sensitive to hot or cold foods or cold air, and pain that lingers even after removing the stimulus
Dark spots or areas on a remaining tooth structure
Tenderness, swelling, or an abscess that looks infected or pus-filled in the gums near the affected tooth
Pain or swelling in the sinus cavity above the tooth or the lymph nodes under the jaw
Root canals are relatively straightforward procedures that require two visits to the dentist. The root canal procedure is as follows:
If you have a painful tooth or suspect you need root canal treatment, it’s important to see a dentist immediately. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our dentists. Gateshead Dental will get you the services you need.