What is a root canal/endodontic treatment?

A root canal treatment is a common endodontic procedure that removes infected pulp tissue from inside the tooth.

Removing the pulp tissue from inside the tooth is an effective way of preventing bacterial infections and eliminating dental pain.

What results is the patient gets to keep their tooth, eliminate pain and infection, and maintain proper function and chewing.

What Is a Root Canal?

Root canals are the most popular form of endodontic treatment. Although the treatment was demonized by many comedy sketches and movies, it is an essential procedure that can save a tooth and spare patients weeks of pain.

During a root canal, a patient has their mouth numbed. An endodontist then drills through the enamel to expose the infected pulp. The pulp is carefully removed from the crown, roots, and even sometimes down into the gums. Once the infected pulp is removed, the tooth is sanitized and filled with a synthetic substance. This preserves the tooth and ensures it stays in the mouth.


Who Benefits from Endodontic Treatment?

Anyone’s teeth can be worked on since all-natural teeth have inner soft pulp. Most endodontic procedures are reserved for permanent natural teeth because patients have more at risk if they lost a permanent tooth over a baby one. However, endodontic treatment might be offered to a young patient who is experiencing a severe infection or a similar problem.


How to Get Endodontic Treatment

Anyone who needs endodontics in Toronto should look for a dental office that has an endodontist on staff such as our Richmond West Dental clinic. Issues can be mentioned when scheduling an appointment, and the patient can then receive an exam and recommendations for future treatment.

We are open for all dental procedures, both emergency and elective. To view our extensive safety procedures and what to expect at your dental appointment, please review our guidelines.