Root Canal Treatment Burlington
Endodontics, also known as root canal therapy, involves filling the root structure of a tooth to treat trauma or significant decay of the dental pulp (the nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue inside a tooth). During the procedure, the tooth is cleaned, filled, and restored to its original shape and size. Our root canal dentist in Burlington, Dr. Cohen or Dr. DeCesare, may recommend placing a crown over the treated tooth to protect it from further damage and infection. Similar to a helmet, this crown helps to safeguard the tooth and increase its chances of survival.
What Are the Causes of a Root Canal Infection?
Root canal infection or inflammation can be caused by deep tooth decay, multiple dental procedures on the same tooth, and a crack or chip in the tooth. If the infected dental pulp is not treated, it can lead to an abscess in the gums and potentially spread the infection to other parts of the body.
Root canal therapy involves removing the infected pulp, cleaning, and disinfecting the area to prevent further infection. Our Burlington clinic, with Dr. Cohen and Dr. DeCesare, is equipped to minimize pain and ensure your comfort during the root canal procedure. If you think you may need a root canal, don't delay in seeking treatment to avoid more costly problems in the future.
What Is the Estimated Root Canal Recovery Time?
The recovery period after a successful root canal procedure typically lasts about 1-2 weeks. Some people may experience mild, temporary pain for a few days after the procedure, but proper oral hygiene should help alleviate this. If the pain persists for longer than a few days, it's important to contact us for a follow-up examination.
Because of the complexity and difficulty of root canal therapy (due to multiple configurations and particularities of root canals in each individual) this treatment can pose a challenge for the dentist. Sometimes, it’s necessary to refer the patient to endodontists specializing in root canal therapy in Burlington.
Lakeside Family Dental in Burlington is experienced in root canal procedures. We encourage you to book a consultation with our experienced dentists and discuss your options.
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