A tooth that is painful, swollen or throbbing may have an infection. If this is the case, you may require a root canal treatment. Essence Dental is pleased to offer root canal treatments in Aurora without the need to visit an endodontist.
In order to get started, schedule an appointment with us to have the tooth examined, and we will determine whether a root canal is the best treatment for you. In many cases, a pre-treatment antibiotic may be prescribed to treat the infection and keep you comfortable. An antibiotic will provide temporary relief while you wait for treatment.
During the root canal, the infected nerve tissues will be removed. The tooth will be filled with special material to help strengthen the tooth and it will be built back up with a filling. In many cases, the remaining tooth is not strong enough to chew with just a filling. To avoid the tooth breaking in the future, a dental crown or cap may be recommended.
Root canal treatments are not guaranteed, but they are your best option to save an otherwise hopeless tooth. The only alternative treatment to a root canal is an extraction.
Do you have a dental concern? Contact us to learn more about how a root canal can help preserve your smile.