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What is a Root Canal?

Root canals are the hollow channels reaching from the central chamber of the tooth to the bottom of the roots. Inside these canals are the living tissues called the pulp; many issues, such as decay, cracked, deep fillings can cause damage to pulp tissue and cause pain.

Root Canal Symptoms

It is important to visit your dentist when symptoms of a root canal problem first emerge. When one experiences tooth pain or has a deep cavity, the dentist may determine that a root canal procedure is necessary. The dentist will first take x-rays to find out how close the damage is to the nerve inside the pulp chamber of the tooth. Often, if a cavity is found to be near the pulp, the pulp will have already become infected. In this case a root canal procedure will eliminate the pain and remove any infected tissue. If tooth infection is allowed to continue untreated, the patient may lose the tooth completely, necessitating a dental implant or a dental bridge.

Common symptoms of a root canal infection:
  • Sharp, acute or intense pain
  • Pain when biting
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Tooth feels higher when biting
  • Tenderness and swelling of soft tissue around the tooth
  • Bad taste in the mouth
Root canal or endodontic therapy simply removes the source of infection along with blood and nerve supply, after which an inert filling material is placed to seal the tooth. Root Canal Therapy is the procedure whereby your dentist removes a damaged nerve and thus relieving the pain.

The Root Canal Procedure

Root canal treatment starts by cleaning out damaged areas of the tooth. This is generally performed under local anesthetic, so the root canal procedure is generally no more uncomfortable than getting a filling.

The goal of root canal treatment is to retain your tooth in your dental arch. Why? It is important to preserve the jaw bone that supports the tooth and to provide an even surface on which to chew food.

Scarborough Dentist, Dr. Kotansky, is pleased to provide root canal treatment in his Kotansky Dental office for your convenience. Contact us today for a consultation.

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