The Oakville dentists at our clinic can often save damaged teeth from extraction with root canals. River Oaks Dental prioritizes your natural smile wherever possible.
If scheduled for a root canal at our clinic, your Oakville dentist will remove any diseased material (blood vessels, nerves and other tissues) present inside of a damaged tooth. Without a root canal, damaged teeth will invariably die and need to be pulled.
After your dentist has removed the diseased material from the tooth, they will clean and disinfect the inner chamber and fill it with medicated material to prevent infection. To finish the procedure, the tooth is generally capped with a dental crown or similar restoration.
Features of a Root Canal
A root canal treatment can help relieve your symptoms, save your natural tooth, and limit the need for more extensive dental work in the future.
Removing the decay and bacteria from the inner tooth, grants your dentist the opportunity to help halt the spread of infection and restore the healthy portion of the tooth.
Most patients who have root canals experience little discomfort or pain, and enjoy a restored tooth. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.
Signs You Need a Root Canal
If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms below, contact us. Our dental team will work to diagnose the issue and determine treatment.
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Severe toothache pain
- Swelling and/or tenderness