When dental pain strikes, it can be incredibly disruptive and debilitating. If you're experiencing symptoms like a throbbing sensation, toothaches when consuming hot, cold, or sweet foods, or pain accompanied by swelling, fever, trouble swallowing, or feeling unwell, it's crucial to seek immediate professional attention. At Okanagan Dentistry, our skilled dental team specializes in providing effective root canal treatments to alleviate pain and restore your oral health.
Root canal therapy becomes necessary when the nerve (pulp) of a tooth is affected by decay, bacterial infection, or severe inflammation due to trauma. When you visit our office with a toothache, our experienced dentists will conduct a series of diagnostic tests to identify the problem accurately. If a root canal is required, we may choose to initiate the first part of the procedure immediately or prescribe antibiotics to control the infection before proceeding. Rest assured, our primary goal is to alleviate your pain promptly.
During the root canal procedure, a small opening is made in the top of the tooth to access the nerve chamber. After allowing the infection to drain out, the nerve canals are meticulously cleaned and shaped. We then seal the canals with a filling material to prevent future infection. Finally, the top opening is sealed, and a porcelain or gold crown is placed over the tooth to provide protection and prevent fractures.
At Okanagan Dentistry, we believe in preserving your natural teeth whenever possible. Root canal therapy is an ideal solution to save a tooth that would otherwise require extraction to relieve pain and drain the infection. Our highly predictable and successful root canal treatments offer long-lasting results, avoiding the need for costly tooth replacements. Your own tooth is the best tooth, and we are committed to helping you maintain a healthy, complete smile.
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Don't suffer from dental pain any longer. If you're experiencing a toothache, call our office immediately to schedule a consultation with our experienced dental team. We will promptly diagnose your condition, provide gentle and effective root canal treatment, and relieve your pain. Trust us to restore your oral health and bring back your smile's comfort and functionality.