Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Think you may need root canal treatment from a general dentist in Saskatoon? When the soft center and roots of the teeth get inflamed and infected, it can dramatically impact the health of the tooth. If left untreated, the flow of nutrients to the tooth can stop entirely, and it can start dying. In order to save the tooth from dying, root canal treatment (endodontic therapy) must be performed.

Signs You Need a Root Canal

Warning signs that you may need a root canal treatment from a general dentist:

  • Gums that are swollen and tender
  • Small bumps or one large bump in the gums near the afflicted tooth
  • Tooth begins to discolor
  • Tooth pain – very degrees (can be mild, severe, or only show itself when biting down)
  • Fractures or chips to a tooth that have not been treated
  • Sensitivity to hot and/or cold beverages

Root Canal Treatment as a General Dentist

When your general dentist determines that a root canal treatment must be performed, the primary goal is to save the tooth. To start, an access is made through the crown of the tooth in order to allow the dentist to begin the endodontic treatment by completely cleaning out the pulp at the center of the tooth. Once it is removed, the area is disinfected to remove all bacteria and then is sealed to prevent bacteria from getting back into the center.

After completing the root canal, a temporary crown is placed on top of the tooth. Once the permanent ceramic dental crown is complete, your dentist will swap them out during a follow-up appointment. The dental crown will help give the tooth strength and makes it cosmetically look like a natural tooth.

Dr. Adam Stenerson

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Dr. Adam Stenerson. To give you a little background about myself, I was born and raised in the Sonningdale, Saskatchewan area, where my parents live and farm to this day. After graduating high school, I attended the University of Saskatchewan where I completed a Bachelor of Science in Physiology degree (2009) followed by a Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) in 2013.

Dr. Adam Stenerson

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