Root Canals in Oshawa, ON
Root canal treatments are procedures that treat the core of the tooth. The core of the tooth is known as the root canal, which is why many people refer to root canal treatments as “root canals.” At Conlin Dentistry in Oshawa, ON, we like to think that the distinction is important because the root canal is part of the tooth.
If you suffer from increased sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks, you might have a problem affecting your root canal. Don’t panic, though, because not all pain or increased temperature sensitivities are due to root canal problems. At Conlin Dentistry, we’ll properly assess you to reach the right diagnosis before we begin treatment.
Root Canals Treatments: What to Expect
The first step of a root canal treatment is to apply local anesthesia to the area surrounding the affected tooth. This is done, so you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. You might feel some pressure, but that won’t be distressing.
Next, we reach the core of the tooth to remove the pulp. Along with the pulp, we have to make sure to remove all the infected and decayed parts of the tooth too. After that, we’ll apply fillings to occupy the space left behind.
Root canal treatments aren’t as complicated as most people think. Treatments are usually done over one or two visits, and each visit takes less than two hours.
After Getting a Root Canal Treatment
You won’t need to make any adjustments to your life after getting a root canal treatment. You will most likely be able to go to work the following day. The affected tooth might be sensitive for a couple of days after the treatment, so it would be a good idea to chew on the other side during that time.
Patients must take good care of their teeth after root canal treatments. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once will help keep your teeth in good shape. We also encourage patients to keep up with their check-ups and visit the dentist twice a year.