At South 40 Dental in Grande Prairie, our team offers root canals for patients who may be suffering from tooth pain.
Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. Root canal therapy is a common procedure in dentistry and the most common procedure relating to endodontics. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw.
You can expect soreness in the days after a root canal procedure. Avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the procedure was performed so you do not irritate the area.
You may also need to take an antibiotic to treat any remaining infection in your tooth. If you notice an increasing amount of pain, call your dentist immediately.