Endodontics in London, Ontario
Root canal treatment is used to prevent a damaged tooth from being lost. Damage to a tooth can expose its soft inner tissue. This inner tissue, called the pulp, is vulnerable to infection, so exposure can result in a dangerous infection inside your tooth.
If it isn’t detected, the infection can spread to the surrounding gum tissue and could result in the tooth being lost. Root canal treatment saves the tooth by removing the pulp and preventing infection.
How does root canal treatment work?
To remove the pulp, we drill a tiny hole in the tooth and remove the pulp with special instruments. Then we disinfect the inside of your tooth to prevent infection, and seal the hole with a filling. After the root canal, we normally restore the damaged tooth with a dental crown.
Aren’t root canals painful?
For most patients, getting a root canal is similar to getting a tooth filled. The treatment is done under local anesthetic. You may feel sensitivity and soreness in the treatment area for a few days after the procedure.
Contact our office today to learn more about root canal treatment or to make an appointment.