Root canal–why do these two words frighten people so? Dr. Kara can diffuse this fear while also providing a comprehensive understanding of the restorative dentistry involved. Coquitlam BC is in good hands!
Set aside visions of pain and old-wives-tales regarding the inevitable demise of teeth that have undergone root canals. Root canals are actually your friend and involve a non-painful procedure that allows you to keep a tooth that otherwise would have to be extracted! How?
There are two parts making up your tooth: the crown (exterior) and the root (interior and filled with blood vessels/nerve endings). Once harmful bacteria finds its way through the crown and infects inner blood vessels and nerves, there is no stopping it. The infected area must be removed. At this point you may experience heat and cold sensitivity, swelling, and pain when chewing or biting. Pressure building within such a tiny infected area can result in great discomfort. How can this pressure or pain be eliminated?
Dr. Kara will use a modern procedure that painlessly removes the tooth’s diseased inner pulp, relieving your pain while preserving the tooth. To prevent any future infections, this section must then be filled and sealed. Unfortunately a tooth missing a blood supply tends to become brittle over time, so what can be done to protect it?
A beautiful crown will be designed to cap your preserved tooth, lending it the strength needed to withstand the years of chewing to come! Better yet, it will be color-matched to blend seamlessly amongst your natural teeth.
Isn’t restorative dentistry for Coquitlam BC patients wishing to preserve the integrity of their teeth worth pursuing? Call Dr. Kara today!