Endodontic therapy is a dental procedure used to treat infection in the root canal. Despite common beliefs, root canal therapy is generally a comfortable and effective procedure. At our Mississauga Ontario office, we use a technique that allows us to be as accurate as possible, for optimal outcomes.
Teeth are not solid objects, as they appear. The outermost layer, which we see, is an ultra-hard material called enamel. Beneath that is a softer, solid material called dentin. In the centers of teeth are hollow chambers with canals extending through the roots to the bone. This is where nerves, blood vessels, and other soft tissues (known as the dental pulp) are housed.
Fractures, deep cavities, and other tooth damage can create a path for bacteria to reach the dental pulp, causing infection in the middle of the tooth and root. The resulting inflammation, pressure, and nerve irritation can cause many problems, including:
Without treatment, the symptoms will worsen, eventually leading to loss of the tooth. The treatment process is performed in several, precise steps
If you have questions, or want to schedule an appointment, call R Dentists at (905) 567-6757. Mississauga, Ontario – L5N 6J5