Root Canal Therapy
Endodontics – Quality Root Canal Therapy in Edmonton
Your teeth are protected by a hard outer cover called enamel which gives your teeth its natural shine. Inside the tooth, past the enamel and dentin, lays the inner workings (pulp and nerves). The enamel and dentin protect this inner core to keep your teeth healthy and free from pain. When injury or decay cause the nerves to be infected, root canal therapy is required to save the tooth and avoid extraction.
Derek Fika Family Dentistry offers root canal therapy In Edmonton to help individuals who have experienced an injury to their teeth or suspect that a deep cavity is causing their dental pain.
How do I know if I need a Root Canal?
It is difficult for you to know if you need a root canal. Our Edmonton dentist can easily determine the degree of damage to your tooth and the necessary solution. We will always attempt to restore your tooth with the most conservative treatment and if your cavity has not reached the pulp and nerves, we will suggest a standard filling. However, using a filling to repair a badly decayed tooth is not in your best interest so we would then recommend root canal therapy.
Identifying the symptoms of a damaged tooth is the first step to restoring health and function to your smile. Common symptoms of tooth infection or abscess include:
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Severe and throbbing toothache
- Swelling near the infected tooth
- Inexplicable bad taste or bad breath
- Pimple-like swelling on the gums.
More severe symptoms include fever or swollen lymph nodes. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact Dr. Fika immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.
Effective Treatment to Save your Tooth
Our dental office in Edmonton provides root canal therapy because it is the most effective method of treating infected teeth or an abscess. During this procedure, a small opening is made in the affected tooth to remove the infected inner pulp and bacteria. This is when our dental laser is used to gently disinfect the inner chamber. Once it has been cleared, the tooth is filled with a biocompatible material called gutta percha.
Is Root Canal Therapy Painful?
Root Canal Therapy is offered to relieve pain, not cause it. Decades ago when the procedure was not as advanced as it is now, pain was associated with the process, but today that is seldom the case.
Our gentle dentist is skilled and experienced in performing root canal therapy and takes every measure to ensure you’re comfortable including the use of our minimally invasive, gentle laser. We also offer a choice of sedation to help you relax and ensure a positive treatment experience for those who need it.
Call Dr. Fika in Edmonton for Root Canal Treatment Today
When you come to Dr. Fika with a toothache or dental injury, he will take great care to repair your tooth. He also prepares beautiful crowns and restorations to renew your tooth’s strength and beauty. At Dr. Fika Family Dentistry, we offer a choice of materials to fashion your crowns and meet your individual needs.