Root canals can be an intimidating process, but our dentists and team here at Pasqua South Oral Health aim to make it as simple of a procedure as possible for all our clients.
A tooth can be divided into two main parts, the crown (or the visible portion of your tooth) and the root, which is protected by your gums and jaw bones. There are also three component layers that make up your tooth, the outside enamel, a middle layer called dentin and finally the innermost part of your tooth which is the pulp.
When the pulp of a tooth becomes infected, decayed or inflamed a root canal is necessary to treat the issues. It is important to take care of the pulp of a tooth because this is where the nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues of the tooth are protected by the tooth, and it is important to your oral health to keep them maintained.
If you are experiencing intense tooth pain, heat/cold sensitivity in a specific tooth, or have experienced trauma or a fracture of a tooth, you could potentially require a root canal. If you have any concerns, our dentists will be able to examine the tooth in question and consult if you may require the root canal procedure.
Questions about root canals? Contact the reception team at 306-584-2125 and one of our helpful, knowledgeable team will have the answer!