Do you have a lingering toothache that comes and goes? Or maybe a tooth that has become increasingly sensitive to hot and cold or that hurts when you bite? If so, it’s important to have your tooth evaluated by a dentist in East Gwillimbury, ON. Untreated tooth decay can lead to extensive dental problems and the urgent risk of losing a tooth. At Harvest Hills Dental Care, we offer root canal treatment to eliminate deep decay and tooth infection and prevent the need for extraction.
When oral bacteria infect the inner pulp chamber of the tooth, either via a fracture or untreated decay, it will continue to spread, causing painful symptoms including inflammation and pressure. Root canal treatment, also called endodontic treatment, will remove this infected bundle of nerves inside the tooth to alleviate pain yet preserve the natural tooth structure.
Few things get more negative response than the mention of a root canal. While this procedure often gets a bad reputation, it is quite like a traditional filling and will eliminate the pain of an infected tooth. During a root canal, the entire treatment area is thoroughly numbed to ensure that the procedure is comfortable. Once the infected nerve tissue has been removed, the tooth will no longer have the sensation of pain, making the recovery manageable with just a day or two of over the counter pain relievers.
Because root canal treatment requires removing the vascular and nerve tissue inside the tooth, the natural structure is not strong enough to withstand the force of biting and chewing. To solve this, we will complete your root canal treatment by placing a strong, natural-looking porcelain crown over the entire portion of the tooth. The porcelain crown is custom designed to look just like your natural teeth so no one will notice it within the smile.
With good oral hygiene and routine dental examinations, you may never need a root canal treatment, however, if you do, the team at Harvest Hills Dental Care is here for you. Call us today at (365) 659-1008 to book an appointment.