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Endodontics in Pickering

Each tooth contains a tiny hollow space called the canal, and inside the canal is a bundle of soft tissue and nerves called the pulp. The pulp is normally protected by the tooth, but if the tooth is damaged, the pulp can become infected. This infection can spread to other parts of the tooth and can cause a dangerous abscess around the tooth’s root. To treat this infection, prevent further reinfection, and save the tooth we usually recommend root canal treatment.

How does root canal treatment work?

Root canal treatment involves the removal of the pulp from the tooth. To do this, we drill a small hole in the tooth and extract the pulp. Then we disinfect the inside of the tooth to keep it from getting infected, and we close the hole with a filling. After the tooth is treated, we restore and protect it with a dental crown.

Aren’t root canals painful?

With modern anesthesia and treatment techniques, most root canals are no more painful than getting a tooth filled.

Regular dental exams are the best way to detect a damaged or compromised tooth. Call us today to make an appointment.

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