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Looking for Root Canal Treatment in Orangeville?

When a decaying tooth is left untreated, the decay could spread into the roots, reaching the pulp (the soft centre of the tooth made up of blood vessels and nerves). Once the pulp becomes damaged, a root canal treatment must be performed. A Root canal treatment is a procedure that involves extracting the damaged pulp from a tooth and replacing it with a filling. The purpose of this treatment is to prevent a patient from having to remove the entire tooth.

Instances where the pulp can be damaged:

  • Tooth Infections
  • Several dental procedures on the same tooth
  • Wrong placement of fillings
  • An injury to the tooth

Signs that prompts a root canal treatment

There are varying symptoms that signal the need for such a procedure. Some people may feel consistent pain when biting or chewing. Others may experience sharp pain after the tooth is subjected to cold or hot foods. The symptoms may also include abscesses and swelling on the gums surrounding the infected tooth.

However, it should be noted that the occurrence of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you must run to the dentist and request a root canal. It is important to observe if the swelling goes away after a short period of time. When the symptoms persist, it is time to get professional help.

Root Canal Treatment Procedure

The root canal procedure is usually done at a clinic by either a general dentist or an endodontist. Prior to treatment, the dentist will take x-rays of the tooth. This is done to further detail the condition, length, and shape of the root canal. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, the dentist will proceed with the following steps:

Step 1: Administration of an anesthesia

This is a crucial step since the treatment involves the removal of blood vessels and nerve tissues. A local anesthetic must be administered to numb the tooth and the nearby gums.

Step 2: Pulp Removal

Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the dentist will create a cavity on top of the tooth by drilling through the tooth and exposing the decaying or infected pulp. Any abscesses are drained during this stage. Special devices known as files are used to remove all the pulp in the root canal.

Step 3: Filling

After the pulp is removed, the space left is thoroughly cleaned and filled with a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha. To make sure no air is left inside the root canal, the dentist will take x-ray images of the treated tooth. If there are no air bubbles found in the space, it is filled permanently and the cavity on the top of the tooth is also filled.

In some cases, a dental crown might be required to strengthen the tooth.

How painful is a root canal treatment?

Root canals do not have the greatest reputation among other dental treatments and are often regarded as unpleasant. However, thanks to the local anesthesia, it is a relatively painless treatment. Patients may feel some tenderness post-treatment, however, this should fade soon after.

Root Canal Treatments in Orangeville

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    A: 33A Broadway – Unit 6 Orangeville, ON L9W 1J7
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    Monday11:00 AM — 7:00 PM
    Tuesday9:00 AM — 5:00 PM
    Wednesday9:00 AM — 5:00 PM
    Thursday11:00 AM — 7:00 PM
    Friday9:00 AM — 2:00 PM
    Saturday9:00 AM — 2:00 PM

    We work alternating Fridays and Saturdays. Please call to ensure availability during these days.