Cavities are man’s oldest and most durable enemy, following us through the ages like a loyal pet, all the way to the modern times. Except, they act nothing like a pet unless we are talking about a pet with rabies. At Bloor Dental Clinic, cavities are the smallest of our problems. They too can be extremely deceiving at times.
A root canal in Toronto is the last resort effort in prolonging the tooth’s life, despite all the harm it has been through. There are, mainly, four stages of preserving a tooth when it comes to cavities in particular:
- Root canal
The final step doesn’t consider preserving the tooth anymore, but eliminate the problem and protect the rest of the teeth. A root canal, however, stands for an additional last effort of keeping the tooth alive, when pretty much everything else has failed.
One endodontic procedure to cure all pain
A root canal is also known as endodontic treatment, and it aims at removing the tooth’s pulp, which contains both blood vessels and nerves and whose primary goal is to help the tooth grow and develop during the initial stages of life. Afterward, its importance is relatively diminished, since the tooth can very well survive without it. The surrounding tissue will deliver all the nutrients necessary for the tooth to remain alive and strong.
But, despite not doing any better once teeth have fully grown, the pulp can instead cause quite a few problems, given the proper conditions arrive, in which case a root canal in Toronto should be your primary destination. Among the said conditions, the most common ones include:
- Cavities that have advanced to break both the enamel and the layer of dentin below, reaching the pulp and affecting the nerves
- Cracked or chipped teeth, which can cause infections in the gum, as well as the tooth’s soft inner tissue
- Repeated dental interventions on that one tooth which can affect its composure
- Shock injuries which, despite not being visible, do change the pulp, causing sometimes severe recurrent pain
- Gum infections which may end up affecting teeth as well
Once these factors have arrived, the only thing left to do is to resort to a root canal which stands for extracting the pulp, thoroughly cleaning the insides, then filling and sealing the tooth afterward. Without the pulp, there will be no pain and no abscesses in that area, two things that usually cause the most problems.
Another important aspect of a root canal in Toronto is the fact that it both preserves and treats the problematic tooth, but it also protects the surrounding teeth and the gums. Abscesses are bacterial accumulations which can spread to affect the rest of the gum and can cause other additional problems along the way, including a higher risk of heart disease.
This is why we, at Bloor Dental Clinic, consider root canals to be of paramount importance in preserving teeth for as much as possible, as well as in maintaining proper oral health on long-term.Root Canal Toronto
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