If your dentist has suggested root canal therapy Brampton; you may be wondering what root canal therapy is.
What is root canal therapy
Root canal therapy is a way to save your natural tooth while fixing an issue such as injury or infection.
The root canal procedure is done in the office and simply takes out the pulp of the tooth where the nerves and blood vessels are.
Once the tooth has reached its full size it no longer needs the nourishment from the blood vessels in the pulp.
Once the pulp is removed and the tooth is cleaned, the dentist will place a filling in it. Generally, after the filling has been placed it will receive a cap or crown to help protect and strengthen it.
Reasons you may need root canal therapy
Here are some of the reasons you may need root canal therapy:
- Injury to a tooth that exposes the roots and nerves or knocks the tooth loose
- Decay that is extensive
- Having has repeat procedures on that tooth
- Infection resulting in abscess
- Cracks or chips
The advantages of saving your natural tooth are:
- Protection of other teeth against excessive wear
- healthier chewing
- Normal biting pressure with normal sensation
- Natural look
Root canal therapy can normally be done in one to two visits depending on the amount of decay and damage to the tooth.
You will be given local anesthesia so it will be a painless procedure.
The dentist will tell you when you can resume your normal diet and activities before you leave the office.
Now you do not even have to worry about missing work or school since the hours have been extended visit Brampton Dental Clinic, open Saturdays.