Root canal treatment 

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is generally recommended when a dental cavity is very deep and reaches the pulp of the tooth. Root canal treatment is often advised when the nerve of a tooth becomes infected or suffers from irreversible inflammation (pulpitis). Root canal treatment may be prescribed if a tooth becomes necrotic or suffers a severe fracture as a result of dental trauma.

The general dentists at Clinique Dentaire 1935 are proud to meet all your root canal treatment needs. Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your health and well-being.

If you have any questions or if you think you need a root canal treatment, we invite you to contact us for an appointment. It will be our pleasure to welcome you in our comfortable environment.

What is a root canal?

When bacteria enter the inner pulp of the tooth through cavities, cracks or defective fillings, it may be necessary to remove the contaminated pulp and clean and disinfect the canals before sealing them. Root canal treatment is a procedure that involves cleaning out an infected, damaged or necrotic pulp cavity. This procedure allows a badly damaged or infected tooth to be preserved rather than removed. In cases of dental abscesses, early action must be taken to prevent the spread of bacteria and limit the pain experienced.

How is a root canal performed?

Root canal treatment involves a few steps. First, the dentist uses local anesthetic to give the patient a pain-free experience. Next, a small opening (the access cavity) is made in the tooth to access the pulp. The dentist then removes the pulp (pulpectomy) with a precision instrument. He then cleans, disinfects and seals the tooth canal with gutta-percha, which is a plastic and insulating substance commonly used in surgery. Next, the dentist usually places a temporary restoration on the tooth before finally restoring its integrity. Depending on the case, the dentist will either make a permanent filling or recommend a dental crown.

Maintenance and postoperative follow-up

Following root canal treatment, it is essential to maintain excellent oral hygiene. It is also important to have periodic check-ups at the dentist’s office to ensure good follow-up. In any case, rest assured that your dentist will provide you with detailed information on the maintenance and postoperative follow-up that applies to you.

Choose Clinique Dentaire 1935 for your root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is a procedure that can restore and relieve a very painful tooth. The procedure keeps the natural tooth in place and improves comfort. However, root canal treatment must be performed in time. If the dentist’s intervention arrives too late, the tooth may no longer be restorable and an extraction is recommended instead.

When you choose Clinique Dentaire 1935, you are choosing a trusted partner committed to your well-being and oral health. Whether it’s for dental care, dental implantology or cosmetic dentistry, our staff will be able to guide you.

Contact us at 514-527-1276 to make an appointment. If your situation is an emergency, please note that we reserve time daily to receive you on short notice. Contact us today!