Cavities have been around for thousands of years. All you have to do is search Google and you’ll find that rotten teeth were common in our early ancestors’ mouths.
But nowadays, we are fortunate to have skilled dentists who can provide us root canals when we need them to protect their smile.
A root canal in Toronto, provided by Bloor Dental Clinic, is a safe and effective treatment to save a severely infected tooth. There are a few treatment options a dentist can choose from for a tooth that has a cavity. They include:
- Fluoride treatments
- Root canal
The final step doesn’t preserve the tooth but eliminate the problem and protects the rest of your smile. A root canal, however, stands for an additional last effort to keep the tooth alive, when other options won’t work.
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. Its 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 could be the treatment you need. 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, a root canal may be your best option. Without the pulp, there won’t be any pain or 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 additional problems along the way, including a higher risk of heart disease.
This is why we, at Bloor Dental Clinic, consider root canals a very effective treatment when a filling just won’t save the infected tooth.Root Canal Toronto
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