TREATMENT FOR INFECTED, INJURED OR DEAD PULP TO BE REMOVED FROM THE TOOTH.

WHICH ROOT CANAL IS IT?

The Root Canal is a procedure in dentistry that involves the removal of dead pulp from the tooth.

  • The pulp is composed of connective tissue, nerves, and blood vessels that aid in helping the teeth grow.
  • In most cases, the general dentist or an endodontist can do a root canal when you’re in local anesthesia.

Find out more about this popular procedure and the possible risks involved:

WHEN DO YOU NEED A ROOT CANAL IN TORONTO?

Root Canal Treatment in Toronto is performed if the soft part of teeth, also known as the pulp, is damaged or infected.

  • The tooth’s crown, which is the part that is visible over your gums, can remain in place even if the pulp has died.
  • Removal of infected or injured pulp is the most effective way to ensure the integrity and function of your tooth.

COMMON CAUSES OF DAMAGE TO PULP ARE:

  • Deep decay because of an untreated cavity
  • Multiple dental procedures that can be done on the same tooth
  • A crack or chip in the tooth
  • A tooth injury (you could injure a tooth if you hit it by a tooth in the mouth, and the pulp could be damaged

The most typical signs of damaged pulp are pain in your teeth, swelling as well as a sensation of warmth within your gums.

Your dentist will evaluate the tooth that is painful and will perform the X-rays for confirmation of the condition. An endodontist in our Root Canal Toronto office will carry out the procedure if you require an extraction.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR A ROOT CANAL?

A Root Canal  Treatment can be performed in our Toronto dental clinic. When you show up to your scheduled appointment, the dental technician will lead you to the treatment room, assist you to sit on a chair, and put the bib on your neck to shield your clothing from staining.

STEP 1: ANESTHETIC

  • The dentist will put the medicine over your gums, close to the tooth that is affected.
  • Once the medication has taken effect, the local anesthetic is injectable into the gums.
  • You might feel an intense pinch or burning sensation; however, this will fade quickly.
  • The patient will remain awake during the procedure, but an anesthetic will prevent the patient from feeling any pain.

STEP 2: DETACHING THE PULP

  • If your tooth is feeling in a state of numbness, your endodontist or general dentist can cut an opening on the crown of your tooth.
  • After the damaged or infected tissue is revealed, the dentist will remove it with special instruments called files.
  • They’ll make sure to scrub out all channels (canals) inside your tooth.

STEP 3. ANTIBIOTICS

  • After the pulp has been taken out, the dental professional can apply a topical antibacterial solution to ensure that the infection has gone.
  • After the canals have been cleaned and cleaned, the dentist will then seal and fill the teeth using an adhesive paste and a gum.
  • They may also prescribe oral antibiotics.

STEP 4: FILLING IN THE TEMPORARY AREA

  • The dentist will conclude this procedure by filling the tiny opening at the upper part of the tooth with an elastic, temporary material.
  • The sealant prevents the tooth’s canals from being injured by saliva.

FOLLOW-UP YOUR ROOT CANAL

Contact your dentist in Toronto, if the discomfort becomes severe or persists longer than a few days.

  • Your gums and teeth may be numb after the medication is gone.
  • Your gums might also expand.
  • Most dentists will advise you to treat the symptoms with prescription painkillers.
  • You’ll be able to resume normal activities within a day following the procedure.
  • Do not chew on the damaged tooth until it’s permanently sealed, or a crown is placed on top.
  • Your dentist will visit you within a few days after having the tooth canal.
  • They’ll perform X-rays to be sure that there is no infection.
  • Also, the temporary filling will be replaced with a permanent one.

If you’d prefer, your dentist would apply a permanent crown to the tooth. They are artificial teeth that are made of gold or porcelain. The advantage of a crown is its realistic appearance.

It can take a few weeks to adjust to the sensation of your teeth following the treatment. The process is common and not a cause to worry about.

THE RISKS OF THE ROOT CANAL

  • The root canal procedure is done to try and preserve your teeth.
  • Sometimes the tooth’s damage is too extensive, or the tooth’s enamel is too fragile to stand up to the process.
  • It can lead to the loss of a tooth.

Another Risk of the Root Canal is the possibility of developing an abscess on the tooth’s root when a portion of the affected material is left behind or if the antibiotics aren’t working.

If you’re worried about having the idea of a root canal, then you should talk with our dentist about extraction instead. It is usually done by making a partial or complete denture, bridge, or implant on top of the tooth damage.

WHAT TO CARE AFTER ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?

Root Canals are believed to be an invasive procedure. Many people who undergo this procedure can have positive outcomes for the rest of their lives. However, the length of time that results in last will depend on how well you care for your teeth. As all your other teeth depend on your Oral Hygiene routine, your newly restored tooth also needs regular flossing and brushing.