Root Canal Therapy
If you experience excruciating pain while eating or when you put pressure on the area of your mouth, you may need a root canal treatment. Root canals are procedures that deal with the removal of the infected part of the tooth and provide relief from pain. If left untreated, the infection can turn into an abscess, a much more serious problem which leads to bone loss in the jaw. At Lundy's Lane Dental Office, we offer root canal therapy to our Niagara Falls residents.
While the thought of root canal treatment can be scary, local anaesthetics, pain medication as well as development in dental technology makes the procedure less painful.
Prior to starting the procedure, the area around the tooth is numbed using a local anaesthetic. Our dentists will then drill down into the tooth to create an opening into the canal. The infection will be removed and the canal will be cleaned. After the removal of the infection, the space is filled with a sealant.
It is generally recommended to have your tooth fitted with a crown after a root canal. This not only improves the appearance of the tooth but also makes it much more likely that the root canal will be successful. The procedure will also relieve you from pain caused by the infection. You can now enjoy chewing and drinking without dealing with the discomfort caused by hot or cold foods or from biting down too hard.
Contact our team for more information about our procedures.