Root Canal Grand Forks
What is a Root Canal?
Root canal therapy, also called endodontic treatment, is used to save a tooth when the material in the pulp chamber has become inflamed or infected. In order to save the tooth, stop pain, and prevent the infection from spreading, the damaged and diseased tissue is removed and the inside of the tooth cleaned and disinfected.
The canal inside the tooth is shaped and cleaned with specialized tools. After this, the canal is medicated and sealed with a biocompatible material to keep the infection from reoccurring. To protect the tooth in future, a crown will be placed over it.
Reasons a root canal may be performed:
- Deep decay
- Infections at the tip of the root or inside the tooth canal
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Sudden trauma
After your procedure, you may experience some sensitivity in the area. This will subside as the tooth heals. Once your treatment is completed, it is extremely important to keep up with daily oral hygiene. A crown can not fully seal off the tooth and bacteria and plaque can get in at the gum line if you are not diligent in brushing.
If properly cared for, your tooth should have no further trouble, and can be used as normal for the rest of your life.
If you are in Grand Forks, Dr. Clayburgh is a skilled dentist offering root canal treatment to his patients. Contact the Great Northern Dental Care office today to make an appointment.