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Root Canal Treatment Toronto
Root canal treatment is carried on the nerves of an infected or decayed tooth. During the treatment, the pulp, bacteria, and any decay are removed to save the tooth. The empty space is then filled with dental and medicated materials to restore the tooth.
Some patients are in the notion that removing the tooth is the only solution in order to get rid of the infected tooth but that is not true, root canal treatment can save your infected tooth if treated on time. Removing the tooth is more costly as compared to root canal treatment and can cause problems to adjacent teeth as well.
The success rate of a root canal treatment is high and if there are no new infections, it can last a lifetime
Signs and Symptoms of Possible Root Canal Therapy:
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Severe toothache
- Sometimes no symptoms are present
- Swelling and/or tenderness
Reasons for Root Canal Therapy:
- Decay has affected the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth)
- Infection or abscess have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip
- Injury or trauma to the tooth
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What is Involved in Root Canal Therapy?
Your dentist or an Endodontist (root canal specialist) will carry the process of the root canal and it may require one or more appointments to complete the process.
When the infected tooth is numb, a rubber sheet will be placed around the tooth to keep the area dry and saliva-free. On the top of the tooth, an access opening is made from which the pulp, nerve tissue or bacteria are removed with the help of root canal files.
After the cleaning process, the opening will be sealed with temporary or permanent filling as per the evaluation of your dentist.
During the next appointment, approximately after a week, the roots and inside cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed with medicated dental materials, whereas, the opening on the tooth’s top will be covered with the permanent filling. A crown (cap) should be placed on all the root canal treated tooth which will prevent your tooth from breaking, and restore to its full function.
A set of do’s and don’ts will be provided to you after each appointment. Maintaining healthy oral hygiene and periodic check-ups will increase the life of your root canal treatment.
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