Root Canal Therapy in North York, Toronto

Whenever people hear the word “root canal” they usually assume that it’s an uncomfortable painful surgery. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, root canal therapy helps to relieve the pain of a problematic tooth.

A root canal treatment may be required when the inner nerves of a tooth become infected or damaged. Inside each of your teeth contains the dental pulp, which supplies the tooth with essential nerves and blood vessels. However, in the event the dental pulp becomes infected (often due to severe decay or injury) it can create pain and inflammation, possibly causing the tooth to die. As a result, root canal therapy may be needed to remove the infected dental pulp and preserve your tooth.

Your dentist or endodontist (a dentist who specializes in dental pulp treatment) will perform the surgery. During your procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic (and sedation if needed) so that you will remain completely relaxed and comfortable. To prevent bacteria contamination, a rubber dam is placed around the tooth. A small incision is made inside the tooth and the infected dental pulp is carefully taken out. The inner pulp chamber is then cleaned to prevent further infection and is refilled with dental materials. Finally, a bonded filling, inlay/onlay, or dental crown is placed on top to reseal and fortify the tooth’s structure.

Depending on your case, it may take 1 to 2 appointments to complete root canal treatment. Following your surgery, your tooth may feel sensitive; however, this will subside as your tooth heals. To ensure that your tooth heals properly, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene. Contact Skymark Dental Centre in North York to learn more about root canal therapy.

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