Demystifying endodontic treatment: what to expect from this standard dental procedure
Endodontic treatment, otherwise referred to as root canal therapy, is a standard dental procedure performed at Huron Dental Centre to allow patients the opportunity to save their natural teeth from extraction after damage, decay, infection, or abscesses. Instead of removing the tooth, this procedure can be done as a more conservative option. Dr. Jameela Jifri and Associates of Mississauga, Ontario, will often recommend root canal therapy instead of extraction to patients who have a chance of maintaining their natural tooth in place with this procedure.
What to expect during root canal therapy
Our team walks patients through the process of root canal therapy to ensure there are no surprises! The procedure starts by ensuring the patient is comfortable. This may require a local anesthetic and a sedative to numb the area and calm the patient’s nerves. Once the area is completely numb and the patient is comfortable, the procedure can begin. Your dentist starts by creating a small opening in the top of the tooth to access the infected pulp.
From there, she will carefully remove the infected pulp with specialized tools. This involves removing damaged nerve tissue and cleaning out the tooth’s canals. Once the infected material is removed, she shapes and cleans the inside of the tooth’s canals to prepare it for filling.
After shaping and cleaning, root canal therapy continues by adding a rubber-like material called gutta percha into each canal. This material acts as a sealant to prevent bacteria from entering back into the tooth and causing further infection. Depending on your specific case, you may also have a crown fabricated and bonded over the tooth to protect it, as this procedure can leave a tooth’s structure brittle and susceptible to damage.
Will the procedure hurt?
The procedure is done while the patient is comfortable, thanks to anesthetics and sedation. However, as these wear off, patients may have slight discomfort in the treated area for a few days. Over-the-counter pain medications will often resolve this.
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Are root canal treatments safe?
When endodontic treatment is performed by an experienced professional such as Dr. Jameela Jifri and her associates at Huron Dental Centre, this procedure is both safe and effective at addressing the problem at hand.
Do I need root canal therapy?
Knowing whether or not you need endodontic treatment starts with a consultation appointment with the Huron Dental Centre team in Mississauga, Ontario. Call 855 393-0900 to request a visit at our office at 2000 Credit Valley Road, Unit 102, serving patients in and around the community.
Huron Dental Centre in Mississauga - Dr. Jameela Jifri
Your smile gives out your first impression so it needs to be protected with the best care available. For residents in the Mississauga area, Huron Dental Centre is the best place for quality dental care as we treat all our patients like our extended family. From mild issues such as oral cavities to complex dental surgeries, we provide comprehensive treatments that will suit you according to your unique conditions. Our team is led by Dr.Jameela Jifri who possesses more than two decades of dentistry experience. She and her highly skilled team of dentists who share the same values of compassion and friendly care when it comes to treating patients. Our services include but are not limited to general, cosmetic, orthodontics, children’s and emergency dentistry treatments. As we consider patients’ convenience at all times, we provide easy appointment hours including evenings and weekends, and the practice is located near Square One Shopping Mall with free parking facilities. We provide easy payment options and free consultations to help patients in need and we maintain a multilingual facility to approach all patients.
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