Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics)
A damaged tooth can ultimately lead to infection of the pulp and the nerve chamber, which can cause extraordinary levels of pain and lead to an abscess in the area surrounding the tooth. We perform root canal therapy to treat pulp that has become infected in a person's tooth. This procedure is crucial to eliminating the infection and protecting the tooth from becoming infected again in the future. During this procedure, the dentist will remove the nerve and pulp from inside the tooth. Local anaesthesia is used prior to the procedure so no pain is felt during the process.
What are the benefits of root canal therapy?
Some of the benefits of this procedure include:
- Elimination of infection
- Elimination of pain and sensitivity
- Reduced overall health risks associated with tooth infection
- Restoration of health, appearance, and function of the affected tooth
- Reduced risk that the tooth will need to be extracted
- Shortened overall health risks associated with tooth infection
Extractions and Wisdom Teeth Removal
Sometimes, a tooth that has been badly injured or suffers from extensive damage and decay simply cannot be saved. In these cases, our dentists can delicately extract the tooth and prevent it from causing further harm.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Your wisdom teeth are the sets of third molars located at the back of your upper and lower arches. They are generally the last four teeth to surface, or “erupt,” and can appear anywhere between ages 17 and 35. Wisdom teeth commonly require removal if they do not have enough room to properly develop and become fully functional.
Reasons to remove your wisdom teeth
There are many reasons for wisdom teeth removal. Sometimes, the procedure is performed to address active pain, swelling, decay, or infection around the wisdom teeth. When the wisdom teeth become impacted in your jawbone or gums, it can cause:
- Damage to nearby teeth
We always strive to restore your natural tooth and prevent them from an extraction. However, in some cases, a tooth man need to be removed if it has come loose, gotten infected, or become so damaged it cannot support a crown or other restoration.
Dental emergencies can happen to anyone, and arise at any time. We do our best to accommodate these situations, making every effort to get patients into our office when they are experiencing a dental emergency. Dental emergencies can include cases of extreme pain in the gums or teeth, a traumatic dental injury, a dental abscess or infection, excessive bleeding in the gums, a broken tooth, extreme tooth sensitivity, teeth that have been knocked out or simply fall out on their own, or other factors. Quick evaluation and treatment in a dental emergency is very important. If you believe you are experiencing one, please don’t hesitate to call our office.