Preventative & Endodontics

Preventative Dentistry, Restorative Services & Root Canal in Hamilton

Preventative Dentistry


At Olivieri Dental Care, we provide a variety of dental treatments designed to help you maintain the health and integrity of your smile and the overall health of your mouth. We offer top-quality preventative dentistry solutions and restorative procedures like a root canal in Hamilton. Through regular visits, as part of your patient-specific oral hygiene program, you have the opportunity to have problem areas identified that you would otherwise be unable to see or feel. If the problems are small enough, such as a cavity that is starting to form, interceptive treatments such as fluorides, remineralizing pastes, sealants, and preventive fillings may be used. These treatments are less costly and less invasive (i.e. no needles) than those treatments necessary to deal with a toothache. Sealants shallow up the deep grooves of your teeth, preventing cavity-causing bacteria from getting into hard-to-clean areas. Fluoride gel toothpaste and fluoride varnishes provide a means to stop a cavity from getting larger or even reverse them completely, preventing the need for a filling. Connect with our team to discuss your dental concerns today.

Endodontics: What Is a Root Canal Procedure?

When your tooth is broken or has a deep cavity that isn't treated, the infection might spread to the tooth's nerve and blood supply. An infected tooth can pose a severe health danger since a pus pocket can form around the roots, causing pain and swelling. Previously, such a tooth was usually extracted. Endodontic therapy also called the root canal treatment, is a one-visit process that allows us to save the tooth and avoid unsightly gaps, protecting your mouth's health and the integrity of your smile. A filling and crown are indicated to finish the restoration of the "root-canalled" tooth to assure its life.

 

Root canal therapy aims to remove bacteria from the infected area, avoid reinfection, and save your natural tooth. After removing the infected pulp, the inside of the tooth is meticulously cleaned and sanitized before being filled and sealed.

Benefits of Root Canal

Root canal therapy offers several benefits, including the following:

  • Chewing will be normal and efficient.
  • Biting force and sensation are normal.
  • Appearance stays natural.
  • Other teeth will stay protected from wear or strain.

When to Get a Root Canal?

Are you experiencing discomfort in your teeth? Then there may be a chance that you will need to consult a dentist. Below you will find various symptoms that suggest you may need a root canal treatment:

 

Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures

It can be a problem if you feel a sharp pain in the affected area when drinking or eating hot or cold consumables. The dentist will give it a thorough examination and will suggest you the best options.

 

Swelling or pain

Unexplained pain and swelling in the area around the affected area can be a sign that something is wrong and needs medical attention. Visit us and talk to our dentists for better advice.

 

A broken or chipped tooth

If your tooth is broken or chipped, the cavity can quickly get infected. Only a professional can help you find more about it and provide medications to ease the pain. In some cases, it can also cause pimple-like issues on the gum.


Discoloration of teeth

Your tooth might get decayed and can show signs of darkening or discoloration. If you notice this, seek help from a trusted dental clinic like ours.

Is a Root Canal Treatment Painful?

A root canal isn't any more painful than a filling or having a wisdom tooth extracted because patients are given an anesthetic. A root canal is usually a little uncomfortable or numb afterward and can even cause mild discomfort for a few days.

Is It Safe for Me to Return to School or Work Following a Root Canal?

Despite the fact that you will most likely be numb for 2-4 hours after the treatment, most people are able to return to school or work right away. However, eating should be avoided until the numbness is totally gone.

 

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