Performing root canal endodontic treatment is a service we offer at our Whitby dental office. Due to its high success rate, a root canal procedure is considered one of the most effective methods of saving and retaining a tooth that has been severely compromised by dental decay or injury.
If you need a root canal it is because the dental pulp has become irreversibly damaged or has died. However, if enough intact tooth structure remains and there is healthy bone support around the compromised tooth, you do not need to have the tooth extracted.
When patients should get a root canal:
Decay of the tooth is beyond repaid
Tooth has already had several procedures on it
Crown is faulty
Tooth is cracked or chipped
During this treatment, our Whitby dentist will remove the injured or infected pulp from inside the tooth and them will clean, disinfect, shape, and seal the tooth to prevent future infection. Keeping your tooth means your adjacent teeth will not shift out of alignment and cause jaw problems. Maintaining your oral health is crucial for your overall well-being. An effective way to prevent root canal treatment is to have a proper oral hygiene routine. If you notice pain or sensitivity in a tooth, call us and schedule an appointment to see if root canal treatment can help.