Root canal, also known as endodontics, is the treatment of diseased dental pulp tissue inside the tooth that includes:
Removal of inflamed or infected pulp
Cleaning of the root canal
Filling and sealing of the space
A crown or other restoration of the tooth completes the process. When the pulp inside the root canal of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected, endodontic treatment is necessary. In case of inflammation or infection, contact Manitou Dental Centre in Kitchener for root canal treatment.
If you just had root canal therapy, you may experience some tenderness. This is expected and may last a few days or weeks. Ensure you take medications exactly as prescribed. If you are experiencing swelling, fever or severe pain, please call Dr. Soliman promptly. The treated tooth should have a crown (cap) placed over it to restore shape and esthetics (appearance) for stability. The temporary filling placed in the tooth will break down quickly and therefore a more stable-type filling is required. It may require a build-up or post beforehand to create a stump for a crown.