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Root Canals in Toronto

WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL?

A root canal procedure is a dental procedure that is used to treat teeth that are adversely affected in the roots, specifically the pulp area of the tooth. This part of the tooth contains nerve endings and soft tissue, which may get infected by bacteria causing a lot of discomfort and pain. This is normally caused by tooth decay. If left untreated, the infection and tooth decay can lead to loss of the entire tooth, therefore, any infection should be treated soonest. Root canal involves removal of the damaged and decaying part of the tooth and replacing the created cavity with cap or crown to give the tooth a natural look. The following reasons call for root canal: when tooth decay has got to the pulp; when an infection develops inside the tooth or when the tooth is injured. In case you have tooth decay or you are experiencing some discomfort in your teeth, book an appointment now with Dr. Paltsev.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a Root Canal procedure entail?

First off, you will need to pay us a visit during which Dr.Paltsev will assess the damage to your tooth/teeth. He will then recommend the procedure and advise you accordingly. Next up, you will come in for the procedure. The typical root canal procedure involves two steps. First is the cleaning of the affected tooth. A local anesthetic is administered to the affected tooth which makes it numb. A rubber dam is placed around it to keep it saliva-free. Using precision techniques, an opening is made on top of the tooth to access the pulp. Through this opening, the pulp tissue, nerve endings and bacteria are all removed. Any tooth decay present is also removed. The tooth is then cleaned and treated for any bacterial infections. Next up is the filling, which involves filling up of the opening with either temporary filling, in case further treatment is required in the near future, or with a permanent filling. Finally, the tooth is covered using a cap or a crown to restore the tooth’s natural look and to protect it from breakage.

Does my tooth get back to its original state?

After the procedure, a little pain can be felt but it soon wears off. It is normal to experience some inflammation around the tooth. This may lead to tooth sensitivity for a few days. However, once the tooth is healed, expect your tooth to return to normal. The healed tooth will feel normal again, with no more pain and discomfort. The crown placed on the tooth will give the tooth its prior natural look. Proper care should be taken for the teeth, just as with the rest of the teeth. Regular visits to the dentist are advised, brushing and flossing should be done to ensure your teeth stay healthy and strong.
So give us a visit today and say goodbye to your discomfort in your teeth. Remember, it is advised to seek medical attention before the problem necessitates full removal of your tooth.