Root Canal Therapy
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal treatment (also known as endodontic treatment) is a dental procedure that replaces a toothaches damaged or infected pulp with a filling. Healthy teeth have blood vessels and nerves found in the root (the pulp) of each tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
At Wishart Family Dental we like to save the teeth as much as possible and this treatment is a great option to avoid an extraction.
Treatments such as crowns may be required after root canal therapy and can be discussed with your friendly dentist to see what is best suited for you. A treated tooth can last just as long as your healthy teeth provided you maintain a excellent oral hygiene routine!