Root Canals

Root Canal Treatment

Each tooth has a space within it that contains blood vessels and nerve tissues that supply the tooth. A root canal treatment is needed if this tissue becomes infected or has severe swelling. The procedure involves cleaning out and filling that space to prevent bacteria from re-infecting the tooth. Root canal treatment allows the tooth to remain in place instead of being removed. 

Infected Root

Before deciding whether to extract or save your tooth, an X-ray is recommended by our Newmarket Dentist Dr. Saeed Meshksar.  An X-ray of your tooth may show the cause of pain or infection. Antibiotics are not effective in treating root canal infections. The two treatment options are removing the tooth or having a root canal treatment to save the tooth.

Tooth Pain, Swelling, Are Common Signs Of Infection!

If you had symptoms of a pulp infection such as:

Pain When Eating Or Drinking Hot Or Cold Food Or Drink

Pain When Biting Or Chewing

A Loose Tooth

Swelling Of The Gum Near The Infected Tooth

Pus Oozing From Around The Infected Tooth

Facial Swelling

The Tooth Getting Darker In Colour

What Are The Benefits Of Root Canal Treatment?

Saving your tooth with a root canal has the benefits of a better bite and more efficient chewing, keeping your natural teeth, protecting your other teeth from wear and tear, and saving you money.  It’s well worth it if it’s still an option.

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Ontario Dental Association
Canadian Dental Association


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