Root Canal Treatment Milton
Root canal therapy is a common dental treatment used to repair and save a tooth that has been severely decayed or infected. The procedure is performed when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or the pulp, the tissue containing nerves and blood vessels, becomes damaged.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure used to repair and save a tooth that has been infected or damaged. When the nerve of a tooth becomes infected or the pulp (the tissue containing nerves and blood vessels) becomes damaged, the tooth can begin to disintegrate from the inside out. Root canal treatment helps to preserve the tooth and prevent it from needing to be extracted.
There are several situations in which root canal treatment may be recommended, such as:
- Dental abscess
- Dying tooth
- Severe fracture in tooth
- Deep cavities
- Severe tooth sensitivity or pain
Root canal treatment can typically be completed in one or two appointments. After the procedure, the tooth may be tender for a few days, but severe pain or swelling is not common. If either of these occur, it is important to contact your dentist or endodontist. It is still possible to develop a cavity or gum disease after root canal treatment, and the tooth is not protected against other types of damage. However, with proper care and regular dental visits, the tooth can last as long as your other teeth.
Due to the complexity and difficulty of root canal therapy, this treatment can be challenging for dentists. In some cases, it may be necessary to refer patients to endodontists who specialize in root canal therapy.
Denali Dental in Milton is experienced in root canal procedures. We encourage you to book a consultation with our experienced dentists and discuss your options.
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