If a tooth's nerve becomes infected or starts to decay, our Mississauga endodontist may suggest a root canal procedure to restore it.
What is Endodontics?
Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that addresses the diseases and injuries of the dental pulp, which is the soft tissue at the core of the tooth.
Endodontists perform a variety of procedures, including root canals, dividing a tooth in half, repairing an injured root, or removing tooth roots.
At Southcommon Dental, our in-house endodontist provides a full suite of endodontic services, from diagnostics to treatment and prevention of dental pulp-related conditions.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a common endodontic procedure that is performed when the pulp at the centre of a tooth becomes infected.
The root canal procedure eliminates the diseased pulp inside the damaged tooth. The tooth is then filled with medicated dental materials, restoring its function.
Preserving Natural Teeth
A root canal procedure allows your dentist to save a damaged tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted.
Retaining the natural tooth is almost always preferable to extracting it. Missing teeth can cause complex dental problems that can be difficult, time consuming and costly to repair.
Fixing a tooth with a root canal is comparatively simple and minimally invasive, and will prevent these sorts of issues from arising.
Signs & Symptoms
The following symptoms may indicate that you need a root canal:
Gums displaying an abscess
Sensitivity to hot and cold
Severe toothache pain
Tenderness and/or swelling
Our endodontist can determine the cause of the issue and can recommend treatment. Book an appointment if you think you may need a root canal.