Root Canals & Tooth Extractions

Root Canal Therapy in Stettler, AB

Root canal therapy is highly recommended in cases where a tooth infection has reached the pulp of the tooth (the area containing the nerves and blood vessels). If left untreated, the tooth will most likely require removal, a costly and frustrating process.

Signs That Root Canal Therapy is Necessary

There are plenty of symptoms that indicate an infection in the tooth pulp, which is contained within the tooth roots. One symptom is increased sensitivity; if you are suddenly more sensitive to foods and drinks of varying temperatures, you may have an infected nerve. Abscesses, swelling, and general tooth pain are also signs of an infected nerve. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact Stettler Dental to set up a consultation.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Depending on the severity of the infection, one or more appointments may be necessary. During the appointment, you’ll receive a local anesthetic first before the dentist removes the pulp from the infected area. The space will then be filled with a material called gutta-percha, and a filling will be used to restore the outside of your tooth.

man smiling in dentists chair
man smiling in dentists chair

Teeth Extractions in Stettler, AB

Although there are many treatments out there to fix damaged teeth, sometimes your teeth might be beyond repair. When there are no other viable options, your dentist may recommend that the tooth in question is extracted to ease pain and prevent further damage.

When Are Extractions Necessary? 

A tooth may need extracting for several reasons, including trauma, infection, decay, periodontal disease, crowding, and more. While tooth extractions can be frustrating, they are sometimes necessary to preserve your oral health and prevent damage to your teeth.

The Tooth Extraction Process

During your appointment, the dentist will prepare you for the extraction, and a local anesthetic will be applied. Your dentist will then loosen the tooth with a special tool known as an elevator and carefully remove it from your mouth. Following the procedure, you’ll be instructed to bite down on a piece of gauze for at least 30 minutes afterward until a blood clot forms and the bleeding stops.

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