Root canal refers to the tiny passages that travel through the interior of the tooth.
The term root canal also refers to the dental procedure that corrects decayed or damaged teeth. Langley root canal therapy can save your teeth and restore your smile by removing damaged and diseased tissue, filling the cavity with permanent filler material and adding a protective crown to restore a tooth to its natural function and appearance.
The Risks of Losing Your Teeth
Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but injuries, poor dental hygiene and bacteria buildup can cause teeth to decay and gums to become infected. In generations past, extraction of the damaged teeth was the only solution to severe decay, but a skilled root canal can treat decay, prevent infections and create a permanent repair.
What to Expect After a Langley Root Canal
Your gums will remain numb for a few hours until the anesthetic wears off, and you may experience some pain and discomfort. You can take over-the-counter pain medications or stronger prescription painkillers for a day or two.
Root canal therapy uses natural polymers and crown materials that match your natural tooth colour, so people will be unable to tell a restored tooth from a natural one.