Tooth pain can strike when you least expect it. Dental treatment is necessary to accurately assess the issue and to determine the proper method of treatment. An infected tooth requires attention immediately to prevent further damage. A root canal using effective endodontic filling materials may be performed to save and properly seal the tooth. With two Toronto locations, Dr. Vageesh Sabharwal and his team at Sabharwal Dental Group are available to safely and comfortably walk you through the root canal process.
Expectations during a root canal
Patients needing root canal treatment may have developed an infection or trauma in the pulp of the tooth. The first sign of a problem is generally tooth pain. During a root canal, the tooth is numbed before the dentist opens the tooth to remove the pulp. The tooth is disinfected before it is filled with a special endodontic material. Gutta percha is the rubber-like filling material utilized. It is used to fill and seal the tooth to prevent contamination. Once the tooth has been sealed, a crown can be placed.
Keep in mind:
- A root canal is used to safely and effectively treat the causes of tooth pain. Possible causes include infection, a cavity, trauma, or cracked tooth.
- Root canals involve filling and sealing the tooth with gutta percha to maintain the natural tooth while preventing further damage.
- The actual treatment is not painful. Once the infection is treated and the inflammation decreases, the pressure subsides as well.
- The entire process only takes about 90 minutes.
If you live near Toronto, ON and need treatment for an infected tooth, contact Dr. Vageesh Sabharwal of the Sabharwal Dental Group. His staff can answer your questions regarding the entire root canal process from infection through filling. Stop living in pain today. (905)-893-3368