Bayview Dental Centre
Root Canals in Richmond
When your teeth are damaged or decayed, bacteria can enter the dental pulp that sits inside the tooth. The pulp, which is made up of nerves and blood vessels, can become infected and form an abscess; a root canal is a dental procedure that is used to treat a tooth infection and bring your tooth back to health.
What Happens During a Root Canal Procedure?
A root canal is a very common procedure that is performed under a local anesthetic. Your dentist will start by drilling a hole into the tooth to access the dental pulp. They will then remove the infected pulp and clean the area before sealing it with a filling.
What Are Signs of a Tooth Infection?
Common symptoms of a tooth infection include pain, discomfort while biting and chewing food, discoloured gums, swollen gums, and prolonged tooth sensitivity. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s best to visit your dentist so they can treat the infection before it spreads.
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