Root Canal Therapy at Dundas West Dentistry, Etobicoke
Root Canal Therapy is a dental procedure implemented by our Etobicoke dentists at Dundas West dentistry, in cases where a damaged, decayed, or infected tooth is in need of treatment. The treatment involves removing diseased or damaged pulp from the center of the infected tooth in order to halt its damage and salvage whatever natural structure is left. Root Canal Treatment allows to salvage your natural tooth and restore your ability to chew and perform oral functions comfortably.Common cases and signs of pulp damage include:
- Cracked tooth
- Deep cavity
- Swelling and tenderness of nearby gums
- Prolonged tooth sensitivity to hot/cold temperatures
At our Etobicoke dental office on Dundas Street West, the Root Canal Treatment process can take up to two appointments, depending on the severity of damage of your pulp.The Process:
- Patients are given a local anesthetic.
- We make an opening in the cavity of your infected tooth in order to reach the damaged pulp in your root canal system.
- The pulp is removed by cleaning out the root canal.
- The cleaned-out canal is then filled and sealed.
The tooth's opening is then sealed with a temporary or permanent filling, depending on the severity of damage your tooth has undergone. The permanent filling may need to be placed at a second appointment to allow for healing time.
We also recommends placing a dental crown on top of the treated tooth for protection and strength, as it will be more brittle after treatment. Patients are encouraged to book regular appointments so we can detect any pulp damage, cavities, or decay and treat it as soon as possible in order to save as much of your natural tooth as possible. Contact us with any questions about Root Canal Therapy or other dental treatments for tooth decay.