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Root Canal

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Office Location

1002, C, Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, Quebec H3A 3L6

Hours

Monday: 9am – 7pm
Tuesday: 9am – 7pm
Wednesday: 9am – 7pm
Thursday: 9am – 7 pm
Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 5pm

 

THE PURPOSE OF ROOT CANAL IS TO REMOVE THE PAIN AND TO STOP DENTAL INFECTION. 

A root canal allows the healing of a tooth on which the decay has reached the nerve. Once the infection reaches the pulp , the only way to remove the pain is the root canal of the tooth or the root canal.

CAUSES OF A ROOT CANAL

DEEP DECAY
caries erupted both bone layer of the tooth (dentine and enamel) irritates the nerve center of the tooth and causes an inflammatory reaction responsible for the acute pain experienced. A root canal treatment is necessary to save the tooth.

FRACTURE
a deep fracture can expose the nerve of the tooth and induce an inflammatory reaction responsible for the acute pain experienced. A root canal treatment is necessary to save the tooth .

INFECTION
In the case of dental infection, if the tooth does not respond to antibiotics, root canal is necessary to save the tooth and remove tooth pain .
After the procedure of root canal, the tooth is very fragile and fracture risks are high. It is recommended to strengthen the tooth with a post and a crown.

CLINICAL STEPS

1st Appointment

  • Consultation with a dentist
  • Taking X-ray and evaluation of the tooth in question
  • Diagnosis and development of the treatment plan
  • Establishing the exact cost of procedures
  • Discussion of risks and potential complications and alternatives treatments
  • Prescription of antibiotics

2nd Appointment

  • Anesthesia
  • Root canal treatment
  • Control radiograph taken
  • Dressing and post-op instructions

3rd Appointment

  • One month after canal treatment
  • Taking radiography, if necessary
  • Preparation of the crown three months after the root canal

Crowns

3 months after the root canal treatment

After confirmation of healing with a radiograph of the root, you are ready to receive a crown to strengthen the tooth treated by a root canal. Here are the steps :

4th Appointment: Crowns preparation

  • Radiograph
  • Primary dental impression
  • Trim pillar
  • Final impression
  • A temporary crown

5th Appointment: Crowns preparation

  • Removing the temporary crown
  • Cementing the crown
  • Radiograph
  • Adjusting the occlusion

6th Appointment: Control

  • One week after crown installation
  • Adjust, if necessary

Frequently Asked Questions

  • DOES IT HURT?

No. Local anesthesia allows to operate during the root canal treatment without pain. Antibiotics and painkillers are prescribed to control the post-operative pain.

  • IS IT EFFECTIVE?

Yes. By the end of root canal treatment, most of the pain will be gone with the end of the local anesthetic. Subsequently, the tooth is no longer innervated, there is no longer possible pain on this tooth.

  • WHAT IS THE ALTERNATIVE?

Extraction is the only alternative to channel processing if the tooth nerve is affected.

  • WHY DO YOU NEED A CROWN AFTER ROOT CANAL?

After the root canal treatment, the tooth restored although still fragile and can fracture under the pressure of chewing. Over time, a treated tooth blacken. The crown strengthens the tooth for chewing and corrects aesthetics (color) of the tooth.

  • HOW LONG BEFORE EATING?

At the end of root canal treatment, you can eat. Avoid eating directly on the treated tooth until the laying of a wreath. There is no pain, only the risk of fracture.

  • IS COVERED BY INSURANCE?

Yes, the canal treatment is a basic care and will be reimbursed by your insurance. The crown is a major care. A first estimate is necessary to know the terms of repayment.

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