Root Canal Treatment - Hamilton
When the nerve of a tooth becomes infected, a successful root canal treatment lets you keep the tooth rather than having to pull it out. Keeping your tooth helps to prevent your other teeth from drifting out of line and causing jaw problems. Saving natural teeth helps avoid having to replace it with an artificial tooth. The dentists at Dundas Dentistry in Hamilton offer root canal treatment. Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment. Visit our Dundas and Hamilton, Canada offices today.
What is a root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment is also known as endodontic treatment; it's the process of removing infected, injured or dead pulp from your tooth. The space inside the hard layers of each tooth is called the root canal system. The system is filled with soft dental pulp made up of nerves and blood vessels that help your teeth grow and develop.
When bacteria (germs) enter a tooth through deep cavities, cracks or flawed fillings, a tooth can become abscessed. An abscessed tooth is a tooth with an infection in the pulp. If pulp becomes infected, it needs to be removed. An abscessed tooth might cause pain and or swelling. The dentist might notice the infection from a dental x-ray or from other changes with the tooth. If it is not treated, the abscessed tooth can cause serious oral health issues.
Symptoms of nerve damage or infection include, severe tooth pain, darkened color of the tooth, unusual sensitivity to heat and cold, swelling, tenderness or recurring lesions on the gums. However, in some cases, even though no symptoms are present, endodontics may still be an essential step in maintaining overall oral health.
A consultation with one of our dentists can help you determine if root canal is a viable option for you.
An endodontist is a person who has complete knowledge about root canal. If you live in the Dundas or Hamilton and have tooth pain or toothache, Call Dundas Dentistry in Hamilton and Dundas now for rooth canal services you can rely on!