Smarter Choice and a safe way of saving teeth!
In order to save a tooth that may have otherwise required removal, root canal treatment may be necessary. Without root canal therapy, the infected pulp of a tooth may begin to spread leading to bone degeneration. This often can lead to intense pain and the eventual need to extract the tooth.
With the advancements in dentistry, the entire root canal treatment can be pain-less and completed in one single appointment. Wondering what to expect? Our dental team will work quickly to remove the diseased pulp; they'll fill it with a biologically inert material, and then completely seal it to prevent further infection, before sending you on your way.
To learn more about root canal therapy, or to book an appointment @ Markham NS Dental Centre, please contact us today.
Root Canal Treatment
When the nerve of your tooth becomes infected, a successful root canal treatment lets you keep the tooth rather than having to pull it out. Keeping your tooth helps to prevent your other teeth from drifting out of line and causing jaw problems. Saving a natural tooth avoids having to replace it with an artificial tooth.
What is root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is the process of removing infected, injured or dead pulp from your tooth. The space inside the hard layers of each tooth is called the root canal system. This system is filled with soft dental pulp made up of nerves and blood vessels that help your tooth grow and develop.
A healthy tooth
When bacteria (germs) enter your tooth through deep cavities, cracks or flawed fillings, your tooth can become abscessed. An abscessed tooth is a tooth with an infection in the pulp. If pulp becomes infected, it needs to be removed. An abscessed tooth may cause pain and/or swelling. Your dentist may notice the infection from a dental x-ray or from other changes with the tooth. If left untreated, an abscessed tooth can cause serious oral health problems.