A root canal can seem like the most daunting dental procedure possible, especially because of its painful reputation, but technology has come a long way, and our dental specialists are trained to use advanced diagnostic imaging to accurately assess the severity of your root infection and come up with a treatment plan that will preserve as much of the natural tooth as possible.
How to Know if You Need a Root Canal
If you suddenly start to experience unrelenting tooth pain, a root infection could be the source of your discomfort. Root infection occurs when harmful bacteria and food particles make their way to the root of your tooth. Root infections can quickly cause a lot of damage, which is why our team will promptly schedule a root canal procedure to relieve the pain and hopefully save the tooth.
Prevent Root Infections with Proper Dental Hygiene
It takes a lot of built-up bacteria to penetrate the gum line and reach the nerves, so often, patients with root infections are not maintaining a proper dental hygiene routine. A sure-fire way to prevent a painful root infection is to book routine dental cleanings. The more often you give your teeth and gums the TLC they need, the less likely you are to experience excess plaque and tartar build-up.
If your tooth is suffering from an infection or cavity, a root canal may allow you to keep your tooth instead of extracting it and replacing it with a bridge or implant. Root canals have a bad reputation but today’s root canals are relatively painless dental procedures done at our Burnaby dental clinic.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Your third molars, commonly referred to as your wisdom teeth, often do not have room in your mouth to erupt or do not erupt properly and therefore require extraction. Wisdom teeth generally begin to erupt at age 18-25 and can affect your health and the health of your other teeth if not extracted.