Root canal treatment in Toronto

Root Canal Treatment Ontario

If your tooth is significantly damaged due to cavities and a filling is not sufficient to fix it,  you may require root canal treatment to save the tooth. A root canal may sound scary, but it is a common procedure that is often done with minimal discomfort.

Benefits of root canal treatment

  • Helps save damaged teeth
  • Limits spread of infection
  • Can reduce pain and infection, and improve oral health
  • Allows for retention of teeth so they do not need to be extracted

Restoring damaged teeth 

During a root canal procedure, the dentist will first apply excellent anesthesia prior to removing the infected part of the tooth. The tooth will be cleaned out and filled with a bio compatible root canal filling material, and a white filling will then be placed on top. If your root canal is on a back tooth, you will likely require a crown to be fixed over it to strengthen and cover the tooth. This is because once a root canal has been done, the tooth becomes brittle and when chewing forces are placed on it, it can become prone to fracture. A crown will protect the tooth and decrease the risk of the tooth breaking.

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After care and more

In the first few days after a root canal, the area surrounding the tooth may feel a bit tender. This is part of the healing process and your dentist may give you a prescription for antibiotics or a painkiller to help with recovery. 

Please note that it is important to maintain good oral hygiene, as a tooth that has had a root canal still needs to be properly cleaned to have good longevity. Brushing your teeth twice a day, daily flossing and having regular teeth cleanings at the dentist will help maintain good overall oral hygiene.

Book an appointment with Town Smiles Dental for a successful root canal!