Root Canal Therapy: Modern Dentistry Is A Whole New Experience!
This dental procedure entails the removal of the tooth’s pulp — in other words, its soft centre. This pulp contains blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerves; all interconnected to allow your tooth to develop and grow.
When Do I Need a Root Canal?
Endodontists and general dentists perform this kind of procedure under local anesthesia in most cases. If the soft inside of your tooth becomes infected, inflamed, or otherwise injured — you will need a root canal.
The part of your tooth that’s visible above the gums is called the crown — and that can stay intact and healthy even if there’s no pulp. That’s why getting rid of the infected or injured pulp can be essential to preserving the entirety of the tooth.
There are all sorts of reasons why you might require root canal therapy. Generally, these include damage that the pulp sustains due to:
- Physical tooth injuries on the inside of the tooth
- Cracks or chips in the tooth
- Having multiple dental procedures
- An untreated cavity resulting in deep decay
As for the symptoms which indicate pulp damage, these are generally tooth pain, a warm sensation in your gums, and potential swelling. However, a dentist should examine your tooth while potentially using X-ray scans to confirm their suspicion.
Once the need for root canal therapy is confirmed, your dentist will proceed to remove any bacteria found in the root canal system. After this, the canal will be filled and the entire tooth is sealed using a crown or a filling. In the end, the inflamed tissue will heal on its own.
Make sure that you have a professional dentist in Etobicoke to administer this therapy — and JM Dental is more than happy to be your dental practice of choice! We’re always welcoming new patients, and we’d be glad to lend you a hand with any dental issues or checkups. Contact us if you’ve got any other questions!