At Dentistry at FCP in Toronto, our dentists provide root canal therapy if the inner pulp of your tooth becomes infected.
What is a Root Canal?
Root canal therapy is a treatment that involves the removal of the pulp (nerves and blood vessels) from the inside of the inflamed, infected or dead tooth to prevent it from becoming a source of continuing infection.
Why do I need root canal therapy?
Our dentists may recommend root canal therapy for patients who are likely to develop, or already have developed, an inner soft-tissue infection.
Since this type of infection cannot clear up on it's own, a root canal might be necessary.
Your dentist will evaluate your oral health, and in order to help prevent infections from worsening, root canals may be recommended.
What are the symptoms of a root canal?
- An abscess on the gums
- Extreme sensitivity
- Severe toothache pain
- Swelling and/or tenderness
Sometimes there are no symptoms present. It is best to have regular check-ups with your dentist to ensure you don't have any issues.