Lethbridge Root Canal Treatment
Root canals are procedures that remove the infected root of a tooth, allowing the dental nerve to heal and preventing further infection. While root canals have a bad reputation when it comes to comfort and pain, their benefits far outweigh any potential discomfort. In addition to eliminating the risk of future pain or damage, root canals preserve your natural smile by saving your teeth from extraction.
Why Would You Need a Root Canal?
It can all start with something as simple as a cavity or an untreated cavitated lesion, no bigger than the tip of a toothbrush. If left untreated, that tiny cavity can cause big problems by allowing bacteria to pass into the root of your tooth and begin to work on breaking down the root structures. As bacteria multiply and spread, they create infection and inflammation in the root canal system resulting in a root canal. Pain and discomfort set in, and it becomes necessary to visit your dentist for a root canal.
The root of the issue could have possibly been prevented had you seen your dentist at an earlier stage – so remember: regular check-ups are always worth it when it comes to your smile!