Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy in New Westminster, BC

Do you suspect that you need root canal treatment for a painful tooth? Our practice at Asante Dental Centre has helped hundreds of patients find instant pain relief through root canal therapy. Postponing an appointment for root canal treatment will only aggravate the problem and prolong the discomfort.

If you experience tooth pain or acute sensitivity, please contact our highly trained dentists near you for a root canal appointment.

What Causes Root Canal Infection?

The main reason for root canal infection is oral bacteria that attack tooth pulp. Bacteria can enter the tooth chamber due to different reasons:

  • Caries or decay that weakens the tooth enamel and allows bacteria to penetrate the pulp.
  • The tooth is fractured or cracked, and the bacteria are able to access the nerves.
  • An avulsed tooth (a tooth that killing is knocked out from the socket) may result in bacterial infection.
  • Repeated dental treatments make the tooth vulnerable to bacterial attacks.

How Do You Know You Need Root Canal Therapy?

A toothache, in general, does not immediately indicate the need for a root canal. However, certain types of tooth pain may be signs of an infected root canal:

  • Intermittent or pulsing pain
  • Pain that changes with posture or pressure
  • Pain that is intensified by heat or cold
  • Toothache that does not entirely disappear with painkillers

Along with pain, the patient may experience swelling, tenderness, or darkening of the infected area. Additional symptoms could include bad breath, pus, or a persistent boil on the site. Please contact our team of skilled dentists for an appointment in case of any discomfort, pain, or sensitivity.

What Happens If You Postpone Treatment?

Postponing root canal therapy in New Westminster, BC may result in excruciating pain and increase the risks of permanent loss. Our experienced dentists at Asante Dental Centre use effective sedation techniques and keep patients relaxed throughout the procedure. If the apprehension of pain has been holding you back from getting root canal treatment, please be assured that the process is pain-free.

You may experience slight soreness after the procedure, but this will disappear after taking the prescribed painkillers.