Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a procedure required to save a tooth from a severe infection on the inside, or from a dead pulp (nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue on the inside of the tooth). When the tooth pulp is no longer keeping your tooth alive and healthy, due to an accident, fracture, bacteria, or any other reason, it has to be removed.
As your trusted Bloor and Dufferin dentist, we make sure that all the diseased tissues are removed and the inside of your tooth is cleaned thoroughly before filling the space and sealing the root canal. Over the years, we’ve excelled at this procedure, making sure that our patients are comfortable, relaxed and in no pain during the process. In most cases, after root canal therapy, a dental restoration, such as a dental crown, is recommended to restore your tooth back to its original strength and function. Dr. I. Costache & Associates will discuss the procedure in details with you and answer all your questions, to make sure that you’re comfortable with the treatment process.
Symptoms of a diseased root canal include:
- Acute and intense pain
- Lingering pain after eating hot or cold foods
- Tenderness and swelling in the nearby gums
- Sharp pain when biting down
- Dull ache and pressure