Restorative Treatment

Root Canal

We use a procedure called a root canal to treat decayed or infected teeth rather than extracting them.

smiling woman after root canal

What Is Root Canal?

This medical procedure is used to treat diseased or seriously infected teeth. The inner tissue of the tooth, the pulp, is removed during the procedure, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected before it is filled and sealed. Then a filling or crown is used to restore the tooth.

The procedure begins by numbing the area around the tooth. Then the dentist makes an opening in the upper part of the tooth and removes the infected or inflamed pulp. The teeth are cleaned from the inside and disinfected, and the space is filled with a filling material. The hole is then closed with a temporary filler. At the subsequent visit, the tooth is restored with a permanent filling or crown. A crown helps protect the tooth and restore its function. Their goal is to preserve the natural tooth and prevent the need to extract it, which can lead to loss of surrounding bone and movement of other teeth.

In general, root canal treatment is a safe and effective procedure to save a damaged or infected tooth. Good oral hygiene and regular dental exams can help ensure the success and longevity of a root canal.

When Do I Need Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is typically advised when a tooth is infected or inflamed and cannot be treated with a filling. Common signs that surgery may be required include the following:

  • A painful toothache
  • Sensitivity to heat and cold in the teeth
  • Gums that are painful or swollen
  • A little lump on the gum adjacent to the troubled teeth

It’s crucial to schedule an appointment with your dentist right away if you’re feeling any of these symptoms. The quicker a root canal is done, the more likely it is to save the afflicted tooth and prevent subsequent issues.

In addition, if an X-ray or exam reveals signs of infection or inflammation, your dentist may recommend surgery.

Result Of Root Canal

Normal teeth are usually preserved after surgery. The goal of this procedure is to extract the pulp from an infected or infected tooth, clean and sterilize the interior, and then fill and seal the tooth to stop further decay and re-infection.

In most cases, a root canal successfully rescues a damaged tooth and restores it to work. The tooth should not hurt after the procedure, and the sensitivity should be much different or completely gone. After surgery, your teeth may feel different or feel a little uncomfortable for a few days, but this should go away quickly with over-the-counter pain relievers, as advised by your dentist.

And all this is possible in our clinic in Richmond Hill and with our experienced doctors.