A root canal is a procedure where your dentist removes any decay, bacteria and nerves from the interior of a damaged tooth to save the tooth and prevent the need for an extraction.
A root canal involves removing the diseased inner tooth root (blood vessels, nerves and other tissues) to halt the spread of infection and restore the healthy portion of the tooth.
First, your dentist will remove the diseased tissue from the tooth and then clean and disinfect the inner chamber. The chamber and canals are then filled with medication material to prevent infection. To finish the procedure, the tooth is generally capped with a dental crown.
If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms below, we recommend calling your Toothworks Dental Clinic. Our experienced dental team will be able to diagnose the issue, and determine if you need a root canal.
There are many reasons for needing a root canal, including practical reasons why saving the natural tooth is a wise choice.
Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for more extensive dental work in the future.
With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.
Most patients who have root canal experience little or no discomfort or pain, and enjoy a restored tooth.
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