Providing Root Canal Therapy in Almonte, ON
When decay advances to the inner tissues of a tooth or when trauma of a tooth has occurred, you may require a root canal. At Dr. Naji Louis Family Dentistry, we do our best to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the entire root canal therapy. Our staff is here to provide gentle care and put you at ease. We’ll ensure your dental problem is thoroughly addressed, so your tooth can return to a healthy state, and your pain can be eliminated. If you have a dental problem you would like for us to investigate, please call our office today for an appointment.
What is a Root Canal?
Root canal therapy is used to treat an infection in your tooth pulp, which lies inside the root of your tooth. Various factors can cause the infection, like a broken or chipped tooth, but they all result in severe pain as the infection spreads. During a root canal procedure, your dentist will remove the infected pulp and thoroughly clean out the infection, filling the root with a composite material. A crown can then be placed on top of the tooth to protect it from further damage.
How to Know if You Need a Root Canal
It’s usually pretty easy to spot the signs of an infection requiring a root canal, but it’s still important you know what to look for. Call us and discuss your treatment options if you experience any of the following:
- Severe pain while chewing or biting
- A chipped or cracked tooth
- Sensitivity to hot or cold, especially if the pain lingers after the hot or cold item is removed
- Pimples on the gums
- Swollen or tender gums
- Deep decay or darkening of the gums
Make an Appointment
An infection of your tooth pulp is not something you want to ignore. Without the proper treatment, the infection can spread to the rest of the tooth and even into the bone, which could cause more severe dental problems. If you’re experiencing any of the previously mentioned symptoms, schedule a time to see our dentist. Call our office as soon as possible to make an appointment.