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Root Canal Explained

Have you been told you might need to undergo a root canal procedure? Don’t fear! The root canal dentists here at Mackenzie Dental Centre are here to help you understand this complex procedure, why dentists in Woodbridge might recommend the procedure, and what you can expect from the root canal process. 

What Is A Root Canal

root canal dentistRoot canal procedure is one type of endodontic treatment that treats the inside of the tooth. It is a dental procedure usually undertaken by middle-aged adults. A root canal procedure focuses on removing the soft center of your tooth, known as “the pulp.” The pulp starts at the crown of your tooth and ends right at the tip of the root, connecting to tissues around the root. It is made up of connective tissue, blood vessels and nerves. All these components are essential for a tooth to grow. 

At the Mackenzie Dental Centre, we perform root canal surgery in order to save a tooth that might need to be sacrificed. Our dentists will efficiently remove the infected pulp, careful to cleanse the inside of the tooth, then seals the space. Finally, one of our root canal dentists will walk you through the process perform the procedure you are under local anesthesia.

When is Root Canal Needed

A root canal is only needed when damage is done to the center or “pulp” of the tooth. When the pulp becomes injured, inflamed or infected, a root canal procedure will keep the crown intact while removing the infected plump while maintaining the integrity of the tooth structure. 

Common Symptoms that Indicate You Need Root Canal:

  • Darkened gums or deep decay from an untreated cavity
  • A series of dental procedures to the same tooth
  • A crack or chip in the tooth
  • Severe pain when biting or chewing
  • A damaged tooth 

The biggest red flags that indicate you have damaged the pulp of a tooth are pain to the tooth, swelling of gums and a heat sensation coming from your gums. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, visit the best dentists in Woodbridge, visit Mackenzie Dental Centre.

What Is The Root Canal Process

The root canal procedure will be performed at our dental office in Vaughan. 

1. Anesthetic 

Our root canal dentist will apply a small amount of numbing cream to the gums around the affected took. Once the cream takes effect, we will inject a local anesthetic into your gums. 

2. Remove Pulp

Once numb, the dentist will make a small opening at the top. Once the infected pulp is visible, our professionals will carefully remove and clean out your tooth. 

3. Antibiotics

Once the damaged pulp is removed, we apply a coat of topical antibiotics to minimize the chance of infection or re-infection. 

4. Temporary Filling

Once cleaned and sealed, our root canal dentists will close the small opening made at the top of the tooth with a sealer paste. The sealer paste helps to minimize the chances of the canal being infected by saliva. 

If you need a root canal done, visit the best dentists in Woodbridge. Mackenzie Dental Centre will be happy to speak to you and answer any questions you may have about a root canal procedure. So get in contact with us today! 

 

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