Root Canal Treatment provides a highly efficient strategy for preserving a tooth which might otherwise require removal. Saving the tooth will help to maintain the structure of the jaw and root canal therapy might be advised by your dentist if the pulp of the tooth is dead.
UNDERSTANDING ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the tooth, becomes inflamed or infected which often causes severe pain. This type of problem is usually caused by deep decay, repeated dental treatment on the tooth, a crack or chip, or an injury sustained to the tooth.
Root Canal Treatment Procedure
In most cases, the tooth can be saved with the treatment of the nerve by removing the inflamed or infected pulp, carefully cleaning and shaping the inside of the root canal, filling and finally, sealing the space. Once the root canal is deemed successful, a restoration and crown are placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to its full function.
In some cases, if the canals are difficult to access, a referral to an Endodontist (root canal specialist) may be required. Advancements in technology have enabled root canal therapy to be a satisfactory and tolerable procedure, but there are some instances when root canal retreatment is necessary to attempt to save the tooth if problems or infection occur after the initial treatment. Surgical procedures such as apicoectomy are also performed on root canal treated teeth that have persistent infection or inflammation at the root of the tooth. This method allows the dentist to open the area near the tooth, eliminate any affected tissue and remove the very end of the root to promote proper healing.
Don’t wait, call Emerald Dental Care in Thornhill now to know about our procedures or root canal treatment costs and book your root canal treatment with our dentists.