A root canal is when an infected or damaged pulp is removed from the tooth. If a root canal is left untreated, it can lead to serious infection and/or loss of the tooth. If a tooth is removed, it can lead to drifting of surrounding teeth. It is important, that once a root canal is completed to maintain adequate brushing/flossing to prevent future reoccurrences of decay in the mouth.
A root canal is needed to prevent the infection of the pulp from spreading. If a root canal is left untreated, it can lead to serious infection and/or loss of the tooth.
The infected pulp is carefully removed by the Dentist in Brampton to ensure that no infection is left in the tooth. This process normally takes between 45 to 90 minutes and can take 1 or 2 appointments. It is important to provide enough time to complete a root canal to ensure it is cleaned thoroughly. It is then filled with dental material to seal the canal; a temporary filling or permanent filling is then placed on top of the tooth. When a root canal is done on a tooth, it can easily fracture; hence a crown is an optimal choice. The Dentist or Dental Assistant in our Brampton Office may suggest a crown placement in order to prolong the life of the tooth. It is normal to feel sensitivity after a root canal is completed, but should subside over time.
The dentist will provide you with a treatment plan. Shall you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to discuss it with the Dentist or Dental Professional Staff in our Brampton Dental Office.
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