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Root Canal Therapy

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Root Canal Therapy

Also known as endodontics, root canal therapy helps save teeth that you might lose otherwise. It becomes necessary when there is an infection or inflammation inside the tooth, mainly when the enamel is compromised. The treatment works when any other option is not viable. It targets the inside area of the tooth and is safe for longer-lasting results. We can complete the treatment in one visit to ensure you do not deal with prolonged pain.

Common symptoms of an infected pulp include pain in gums or teeth, swelling, and increased sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. In that case, the only remedy is root canal treatment. Ignoring the signs and hoping they disappear without intervention can only lead to more damage.

Root Canal Therapy Instruments

Unlike previous years when getting the treatment was intimidating, it is becoming a routine dental procedure in most regions. Despite that, most patients still have concerns about root canal therapy procedures and may want to delay seeing a dentist, but that should not be the case. We strive to make it as painless as possible.

We offer the ultimate care and attention during the procedure and after-care. We are also thorough and will ensure we clean and disinfect the affected tooth properly after removing the damaged pulp. We also restore the tooth’s functionality by refilling and resealing the crown, meaning you can resume chewing naturally quickly. Our objective is to prevent extraction and the need for implants and dental bridges. We also want to keep you from experiencing such problems in the future.

We recommend that you continue with subsequent visits after the root canal therapy. Although rare, complications can arise from such procedures. Follow-up visits allow us to monitor your progress and keep problems from intensifying. You should also maintain the home care routine that our dentists will discuss with you during the visit.

Step-by-step overview of the root canal therapy process



Your dentist will perform a thorough examination, which may include X-rays, to identify the extent of the infection or damage to the tooth’s pulp.



Before the procedure begins, the dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the affected tooth and the surrounding area. This ensures that you won’t feel pain during the treatment.



The dentist will place a rubber dam around the tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva during the procedure.


Access Opening

The dentist creates an opening in the tooth, usually through the crown, to access the pulp chamber and root canals.


Removal of Pulp

The infected or inflamed pulp is carefully removed using specialized instruments. The dentist cleans and shapes the root canals to remove any remaining debris or bacteria.



The root canals are thoroughly disinfected to eliminate any remaining bacteria and prevent future infections.


Filling and Sealing

After cleaning and disinfection, the dentist fills the empty space in the root canals with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. The access opening is then sealed with a temporary or permanent filling.



In most cases, a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy will need further restoration. This may involve placing a crown on the tooth to provide strength and protection, especially if a significant portion of the tooth structure was removed during the procedure.

Root canal therapy is a highly successful procedure and is often the preferred alternative to extracting a severely infected or damaged tooth. It helps alleviate pain, save the natural tooth, and restore normal function. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups are essential for maintaining the health of the treated tooth and preventing future dental issues.

Woodbridge Family Dental Clinic at Heart Of City of Vaughan


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