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sketch of close up of a cross-section of a tooth showing root canal therapy with a file in one of the roots

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT IS SAFE, VIRTUALLY PAINLESS, RELIABLE, COST-EFFECTIVE WAY TO SAVE YOUR TOOTH

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT NEAR YOU IN MISSISSAUGA

WHAT IS ROOT CANAL THERAPY AND DO I NEED ONE?


Root Canal Treatments, or RCTs, are popularly thought to be a grueling and painful ordeal faced by patients who have no other choice. Root Canal Treatment has terrible reputation. The truth behind RCT’s is quite the opposite. In most cases, a root canal actually serves to relieve pain for patients and helps save a tooth that may have to be extracted otherwise. In general dentistry, extraction is the absolute last resort, as there is no perfect replacement for your natural teeth.

ROOT CANAL THERAPY CAN SAVE YOUR NATURAL TOOTH

This is the best part. Root Canal Therapy can help save your tooth that is diseased, cracked, chipped, injured or seriously infected, has an abscess (sac filled with pus), damaged pulp, large or leaky filling, deep cavity, or repeated dental procedures done. You can maintain your natural smile, continue enjoying the foods you love. Your tooth continues to function like any other natural tooth.

ROOT CANAL THERAPY IS VIRTUALLY PAINLESS COMPARED TO TOOTH REMOVAL

Root canal treatment used to rough many years ago. Today, the technique is significantly improved. According to American Association of Endodontists, root canal treatment is virtually painless and often leaves you with less discomfort during recovery than if you have your natural tooth extracted. Thanks to modern techniques and effective anesthesia, patients who experience root canals are 6 times more likely to describe it as painless than patients who have a tooth extracted.

ROOT CANAL TREATED TOOTH CAN LAST A LIFETIME AND FUNCTION NORMALLY

Root Canal Treatment is very reliable procedure with a success rate of over 95%. When properly restored and maintained, a tooth with a root canal procedure can last for many years. More than 86% of Root Canal Treatments last more than 10 years out of which many last a lifetime.

ROOT CANAL THERAPY IS COST-EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT AND ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR TOOTH REMOVAL

Root Canal Therapy can cost less than tooth removal. Saving your natural tooth means you don’t need to replace it with an artificial tooth, like a denture, an implant or a bridge.  Also, the alternatives to root canal therapy require more dental appointments.

ROOT CANAL THERAPY HAS A PLEASING OUTCOME

Crowns placed on teeth with root canal therapy function like natural teeth crowns. Root Canal Therapy keeps your other teeth from drifting out of line and causing jaw problems. You don’t need to make any changes to your life style or eating habits simply because of the root canal treatment. There is no need to fill in the space created by an extracted tooth to maintain alignment of your bite.

TEETH WITH ROOT CANAL THERAPY DON'T REQUIRE SPECIAL CARE

Your natural teeth are the best. Because a tooth with Root Canal Treatment stays as a natural tooth, no special care is required. Professional cleanings and regular dental exams will help keep your mouth healthy — whether you’ve had root canal therapy or not. On the flip side, like any other tooth, it can become decayed or fractured or the tissue around it can get gum disease.

SIGNS YOU MAY NEED A ROOT CANAL THERAPY

  • Lingering pain

  • Hot or cold sensitivity

  • Gum swelling

  • Change in tooth color

DO I NEED A ROOT CANAL THERAPY?

Do you have an injured, cracked, chipped or decayed tooth? Do you have complications from large cavity fillings, leaky fillings or other serious injury to the tooth?

 

If you have any of the above signs or symptoms, please book an appointment with a dentist at Dunwin Dental. ​​Your dentist at Dunwin Dental will diagnose the problem and make an appropriate recommendation. 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A ROOT CANAL THERAPY

  • Root canals can require one or two appointments, each requiring up to ninety minutes each.

  • During these appointments, the tooth will be numbed in preparation for the treatment. The top of the tooth is then opened, and all of the pulp and infection is cleaned out of the tooth’s inner chamber and canal of each root of the tooth.

  • These internal structures, including the root canal, will be filled with a substance known as gutta-percha and sealed to prevent further infection.

  • Tooth is restored with a crown to recover its function and shape and the way it looks.

  • The following appointment will be made sometime after a week to check and see if all is going well with the treatment.

The following video briefly explains the root canal treatment:

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