A Root Canal is needed when the nerve in the middle of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection may result from deep decay, a fracture or crack that has spread to the pulp (nerve), leaking crowns or fillings, excessive tooth wear, or trauma on a tooth. Suppose the inflammation or infection is left untreated. In that case, it may lead to spontaneous pain, bite discomfort, prolonged hypersensitivity to temperature, or a visible swelling filled with pus called an abscess. Once the anesthetic takes hold, and you are completely numb, our dentist will create a small hole in your tooth. The infected material will be drained out, along with the pulp and any other debris working through the hole. The interior of the tooth will be thoroughly cleaned out to make sure that no infection is left. An antibiotic medication may be placed inside the tooth to prevent further infection. Your tooth will then be filled and a cap or crown will be placed. This is necessary because the tooth’s structure will be weakened, and restoration will protect the tooth from breakage and allow you to chew comfortably.
emergency tooth extraction in Edmonton
At Edmonton West Dental, we do everything in our power to save and preserve your natural teeth. Unfortunately, there are times when the only option left is to extract a tooth. We can remove damaged, decayed, or problematic teeth with minimal discomfort to our patients with modern technology and techniques. We understand that the thought of tooth removal causes a great deal of anxiety in many of our patients. That is why at Edmonton West Dental, we take every step to ensure your treatment is as comfortable, pain-free, and stress-free as possible.
You may need a wisdom teeth extraction at some point in your life. It is rare for a person to have enough room for all of their wisdom teeth, and as a result, they tend to grow in impact. This circumstance can be uncomfortable, push your other teeth forward, and create a space for food to become trapped; it can also increase your risk of infection and decay. For these reasons, this is why we often recommend our patients have their wisdom teeth removed. When you set an appointment with Edmonton West Dental, we can examine you and tell you when you should set a schedule for the extraction procedure.