Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy in Scarborough

Root canal therapy (or endodontic treatment) is a procedure that involves removal of infected tissues from the roots of the tooth, creating a clean and protected environment from future bacterial infections.

Teeth with large carious lesions (cavities) can become symptomatic. Severe sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures, and constant and spontaneous throbbing in teeth are signs that the bacteria in the lesion has entered the pulp of the tooth, indicating the need for a root canal treatment. During the procedure, the infected tissues will be removed and a permanent filling placed in the roots and on top of the tooth.

After the endodontic procedure, teeth will become dehydrated and brittle. This, in combination with compromised tooth structure from the initial cavity, will make the tooth more prone to fractures. A crown will usually be recommended to protect the tooth.

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If you have any questions or concerns regarding Root Canal Therapy, feel free to contact us and set up a consultation appointment with one of our dentists.