Dentists employ the use of root canal therapy when a tooth nerve has become decayed or infected. To salvage your tooth, your Empress Walk Dental dentist will:
Some patients erroneously believe that it is better to extract (or pull) a tooth that causes them pain rather than have a root canal treatment. What these patients do not understand is that by saving the tooth via the root canal procedure, we also save them time, money, and further problems with their other teeth that lie near the tooth in question.
Generally, root canal treatments work the first time, and it is rare (though not unheard of) for a tooth to undergo a second root canal later on because of a new infection. Your Empress Walk Dental dentist intends for your root canal treatment to be a lifelong solution for your problems with that particular tooth.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, ask your Empress Walk Dental dentist if you might need root canal therapy:
Sometimes infected teeth have not yet caused the patient any trouble, yet a root canal is still the best course of action to prevent the tooth from decaying any further. The best way to prevent root canals, or to find out if you are a candidate for one, is to make an appointment with your Empress Walk Dental dentist in Toronto or North York so you can be evaluated by a dental health professional
A root canal procedure necessitates at least one office visit to a dentist or endodontist (root canal specialist), sometimes more depending upon the specific circumstances.
Here is what happens during a root canal procedure:
Think you might need a root canal? Want to know more? Your Empress Walk Dental dentist and hygienist are happy to discuss this topic with you further when you come in for your appointment.