Root Canal Therapy in Toronto | Don’t let your tooth die of toothache.
Root canal therapy consists of the removal of an infected tooth’s dental pulp – The dental pulp is a thin, thread like tissue, located at the center of each of your teeth. Once dental pulp suffers from damage, disease, or death, the pulp can be carefully removed by a dentist. The remaining space is cleaned, shaped and filled back in. The root canal is sealed off upon completion of the procedure.
With the advancement in the field of dentistry, such teeth can be treated with root canal treatment or endodontic treatment, rather than simply being pulled-out. This saves many teeth that would otherwise be lost.
Dental pulp can incur damage due to a number of reasons, ranging from a cracked tooth, to a cavity in the tooth. If an infected or dead pulp is left untreated, there is often a high possibility that pus might build up at the root’s tip, within the jaw bone, and lead to the formation of abscess / cyst. This can destroy the bone surrounding your teeth and cause considerable pain.
The treated and restored tooth/teeth can last for a lifetime if proper care is given. Tooth decay can still occur in treated teeth, therefore it is necessary to maintain good oral hygiene and regular dental exams.
To know more about Root canal therapy, contact us or visit our dental practice at 639 St. Clair Ave. W. Toronto, Ontario!