Stop the Pain and Save Your Smile with Root Canal Treatment

In the past, the only remedy for an infected tooth was removal. Thanks to root canal treatment, those same teeth can be saved. Endodontic therapy is a far better treatment because it keeps your natural teeth intact, averting bone loss and other oral health complications of tooth loss.

Are you looking for root canal services in Fort McMurray, Alberta? Please schedule an appointment with Stoneycreek Village Dental. We offer high-quality dental care to ensure your root canal treatment is successful and painless.

Symptoms that you need root canal therapy

You probably know what root canal treatment is, but how can you tell you need one? Please see a dentist for root canal treatment if you notice the signs below.

  • Excruciating toothache
  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Tooth sensitivity when chewing or taking cold or hot drinks
  • A recurring pimple on the gums
  • Swollen gums or tenderness

When your tooth becomes infected, the infection can seep into the center of your tooth. Your tooth’s inner part is called the pulp chamber and contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. All the sensitive parts of a tooth are in the pulp chamber, so when it’s infected, the pain can be incredibly debilitating, warranting immediate treatment.

The root canal procedure

Once your pulp chamber is infected, no antibiotic can reverse the infection. The only remedy is to remove the diseased tissue; otherwise, your tooth may die off. The endodontic procedure works by creating an opening at the top of your tooth to remove the infected tissues. Of course, this procedure is done after numbing your tooth to minimize discomfort.

Removing your pulp chamber doesn’t affect your tooth in any way. After your tooth has matured, it no longer needs nourishment from the pulp chamber. Removing the tooth internals doesn’t harm it but can help stop the infection.

Once we remove the pulp chamber, we clean the inside of the tooth all the way to the roots. Then, we seal up your treated tooth using gutta-percha. This rubber-like substance helps stabilize your tooth after removing the infected tissue. Before letting you go, we strengthen your tooth further using a temporary filling. Sometimes, we use a natural-looking crown where the tooth is significantly weakened.

Endodontic Treatment Near Me in Fort McMurray, Alberta

Are you suspecting an infected nerve tooth? You need to seek treatment immediately to save your tooth. If you are in Fort McMurray, AB, and its environs, please dial (780) 666-7327 to schedule an appointment with Drs. Yohannes Melkie or Dr. Alan Chan for gentle yet effective root canal therapy.

Many Happy Faces

Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.

Dr. Yohannes Melkie, DMD EAT Bio

Dr. Yohannes Melkie

Dr. Yohannes Melkie obtained his Biomedical Science degree from the University of Ottawa and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario. After graduation, he moved to Fort Mac, where he has practiced since.

Dr. Melkie follows various conferences and training sessions to stay current so he can provide the best quality treatment to his patients. He enjoys collaborating with patients to ensure they get the best care.