Root Canal Therapy

*Please note: If you are not a current patient with Fayetteville Dental Studio, you will need either a examination done by Dr. Gurung or a referral from another dentist.**

**Dr. Gurung only performs  on Anterior and Pre Molar’s**

WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL?

A root canal is the best way to restore your smile if you have an infected tooth. Usually, a tooth infection happens when a serious cavity or a dental injury destroys the hard, outer layers of your tooth’s structure.

This exposes the vulnerable, nerve and blood vessel-filled “pulp” that keeps your tooth alive. When this pulp becomes infected, your tooth will begin to die. A root canal is used to prevent this, and restore your smile. 

In the root canal procedure, Dr. Gurung will create an opening in your tooth, remove the infected and decayed material from within the tooth, then sanitize and fill the tooth with an inert material that replaces the missing pulp. Then, the tooth is restored and protected with a dental filling or crown. This eliminates the infection, and prevents further damage to your tooth.

 

SIGNS THAT YOU NEED A ROOT CANAL

The most common indicator of a tooth infection is a serious toothache that lasts 1-2 days or more. You may also notice that your tooth is more sensitive to heat and cold, and to the pressure of chewing. It may also feel sore and tender when you eat sugary foods, or the gum tissue near the affected tooth may be inflamed and swollen. 

If you notice any of these symptoms, make sure you come into our office right away. In addition, you should definitely seek emergency treatment if you develop a fever, or swelling in your face or mouth due to a tooth infection.

DO ROOT CANALS HURT?

Root canal therapy does not hurt. Throughout the procedure, you won’t feel any pain or discomfort whatsoever, since your mouth will be completely numb. For a few days after your treatment, your tooth may feel a little bit tender or sore, but this should go away quickly.

If your tooth hurts a lot or continues to cause you pain for more than a week after your treatment, this is not normal. Contact Dr. Gurung for a follow-up appointment right away.

Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?

Some people experience no symptoms as their tooth is dying and only realize there is a problem when it is too late. However, most people will experience some of these common symptoms.

  • Toothache so painful it wakes you up
  • Tooth pain that lingers when hot or cold foods are in contact with the affected area
  • Extreme pain in your tooth when pressure is applied to the affected area
  • Radiating pain that stems from one area in your mouth
  • Small bumps near the painful area
  • A tooth that darkens in colour

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should call your dentist for an examination. At Fayetteville Dental Studio, we offer root canal therapy at Fayetteville Dental Studio. Dr. Gurung have extensive experience in handling these cases and can quickly help you if necessary.

**Please note: If you are not a current patient with Fayetteville Dental Studio, you will need either a examination done by Dr. Gurung or a referral from another dentists. Dr. Gurung only performs Root Canal Therapy on Anterior and Pre Molar’s**