Restore the Beauty and Health of Your Smile with Root Canal Treatment
Root canal therapy is a standard treatment option for patients who need to repair or save a tooth after infection or substantial damage. Instead of removing the tooth permanently, root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, can help it remain in the smile. At Respond Dental, Drs. Reza Roodsar, Azam Gholizadeh, and Ali Rezaei provide this and many other restorative procedures.
What happens during root canal therapy?
The root canal procedure is performed to address a problem with the tooth. To do this, it removes the inner portions of the tooth, including the mass of tissues known as dental pulp. The dental pulp has the nerves and blood supply that keep the tooth alive and allow it to feel sensations. The dentist can deaden the tooth by removing the dental pulp yet keeping it in place within the smile. After the dental pulp is removed, the dentist disinfects the inner canals of the tooth before sealing it with gutta-percha. Because the removal of the dental pulp deadens the tooth and can leave it weak and brittle, a dental crown is often placed over the tooth to strengthen it and protect it.
Do root canals hurt?
It is a common belief that the root canal procedure is painful. Many patients find the process painless, thanks to proper local anesthetics and sedation if needed. In fact, this procedure is typically performed to get a patient out of pain, not to cause them pain! At Respond Dental, we ensure that every patient is comfortable during whichever procedure they need to have done to improve their oral health.
Is there an alternative to the root canal procedure?
There is no alternative option for endodontic therapy outside of permanently extracting the tooth and replacing it with a dental implant, dental bridge, or denture.
Do you suspect you need root canal therapy?
North York, Ontario patients who think that root canal treatment is needed to bring their smile back to health, will want to call Respond Dental at (416) 318-7465 to schedule an evaluation. Our facility is located at 45 Sheppard Avenue E, Unit #108, and accepts new patients.