May 11, 2014
When a tooth is affected by decay and the nerve-filled pulp within becomes infected, root canal treatment may be prescribed in order to avoid the need for extraction. At Torbram Dental in Brampton, Ontario, Dr. Vince Fava and Dr. Summer Al Maqdassy specialize in a variety of restorative dental procedures to help keep your natural teeth as healthy as possible, including root canal therapy.
How Do I Know if I Need Root Canal Treatment?
Although only a consultation with our doctors will definitively determine which restorative dentistry treatment is right for you, there are some signs that you may notice that indicate the need for treatment. These include the following:
- Pain and/or swelling in the gum tissue surrounding a specific tooth
- A toothache that does not subside
- Increased sensitivity to hot or cold
- A tooth that becomes discolored, usually a dark gray
It is important to remember that not all teeth in need of root canal therapy exhibit symptoms. An exam with x-rays will help in your diagnosis.
If a root canal treatment is necessary, our doctors will prepare the area around the affected tooth and ensure that you are completely comfortable before beginning. The infected pulp of the tooth will be removed and the entire cavity will be cleaned of any residual bacteria. This cavity will then be filled with a biocompatible material and the entire tooth will be capped with a customized dental crown. Because we use CEREC one-day crown technology, you won’t have to wait for weeks wearing a temporary before your restoration is complete.
Keeping Your Natural Teeth Healthy and Strong
If you suspect that you or someone in your family may be in need of root canal therapy, please don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule your appointment. Like many other issues that require dental or medical attention, an infection of the tooth’s root is most successfully and comfortably treated when it is diagnosed early. Call today to reserve your visit for an examination; we look forward to helping you explore your dental care options in a way that suits your individual case and lifestyle. Our family-friendly office in Brampton, Ontario, CA proudly serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Woodbridge, Mississauga, Georgetown, and more.
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