At dentalhouse in Toronto, Belleville, Oakville and Woodbridge, our dentists complete root canals to save a damaged tooth and prevent the need for an extraction.
A root canal at dentalhouse may save your damaged tooth. The procedure eliminates infection and bacteria, improving your oral health.
During a root canal procedure at any of dentalhouse's four locations, your dentist removes diseased material (nerves, blood vessels and tissues) from the inside of a damaged tooth. If a root canal is not performed, the damaged tooth will die and need to be pulled.
To start, your dentist will remove diseased tissue from your tooth. Next, the inner chamber will be cleaned and disinfected, then filled with medicated materials to prevent infection. To conclude the procedure, the tooth is generally capped with a dental restoration such as a dental crown.
Benefits of a Root Canal
A root canal treatment can help to relieve your painful symptoms, save your natural tooth and limit the need for more extensive dental work in the future.
By removing bacteria and decay from the interior of your tooth, the dentist can help stop the spread of infection and restore the healthy part of your tooth.
Most patients who have root canals experience minimal pain or discomfort, and enjoy a restored tooth. With proper care, most teeth that have had a root canal treatment can last a lifetime.
Signs You Need a Root Canal
If you notice any of the signs or symptoms below, contact us. Our dental team can diagnose the issue, and determine treatment is best for you.
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
- Tenderness and/or swelling
- Severe toothache pain