Root Canal Treatment
It may sound scary but the truth is, root canal treatment doesn’t cause pain; it relieves the pain. Most patients who have had a root canal describe the procedure as virtually painless.
The perception of root canals being painful began decades ago. But with modern technologies and anesthetics, root canal treatment today is much like having a filling placed. Kelowna Dental Centre takes great pride in our state-of-the-art equipment and technology, including an endodontic microscope. This allows ours doctor to perform root canal treatment in-house, sparing you referrals out, multiple appointments to multiple locations and keeping cost down.
When bacteria (germs) enter your tooth through deep cavities, cracks, flawed fillings, or old failing fillings, your tooth can become abscessed (infected). Root canal treatment is needed when the pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth) or nerves become inflamed, injured, infected or die as a result of injury, deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a cracked or chipped tooth.
A successful root canal treatment lets you keep the tooth rather than having to pull it out. Keeping your tooth helps to prevent your other teeth from drifting out of line and causing jaw problems. Saving a natural tooth is always the best option and avoids having to replace it with an artificial tooth.
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