Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment (endodontic surgery) is performed in order to save a tooth that might have to be sacrificed. Natural teeth are encased in white enamel, under which is a layer of dentin, which covers and protects the soft tissue pulp. The tooth pulp contains blood vessels that help the root to grow when that tooth is developing. A fully formed tooth can survive without pulp.
There are various situations where tooth pulp can become inflamed and/or infected. Sometimes, it can happen inadvertently when a tooth has been chipped or cracked. It can also happen when there is severe tooth decay, or when the teeth have been neglected. Finally, it’s possible that some trauma to the teeth (it could be for numerous reasons) can do serious damage to the pulp.
Today, root canal treatment has become a routine procedure. For the team at the Mackenzie Dental Centre servicing Vaughan, Maple and Woodbrige, the aim is to save the natural tooth. Surgery is focused on the inside of the damaged tooth, and the procedure is safe and effective, with long lasting outcomes. Under the care of Dr. Lloyd Pedvis, the Mackenzie team is proficient and experienced with this procedure.
Using state-of-the-art equipment, root canal surgery can often be completed in as little as one visit. Sometimes, there are patients who find the procedure intimidating, but with professional care and attention, it’s a treatment protocol that’s straightforward and worthwhile. Root canals will successfully repair and restore a natural tooth, and with results that should last a lifetime.
During root canal treatment, damaged pulp is removed, and the insides of the tooth are cleaned and disinfected. The tooth is refilled with a special restorative substance, and resealed to protect the integrity of the newly restored tooth. Successful root canal treatment and restoration with a crown allows a tooth to feel and function normally - biting and chewing continues quite naturally.
Saving a damaged tooth is the main aim of a root canal procedure. But there are added benefits: additional damage is prevented; biting patterns are resumed; chewing capacity is returned; and there is no residual wear and tear on other teeth. Best of all, everything inside the mouth is as usual. And like all procedures, nitrous oxide, and or another sedative, can be used as required.
At the Mackenzie Dental Centre, professional oral care is comprehensive. Dr. Pedvis emphasizes the need for prevention and maintenance for all ages. That includes regular examinations; a focus on early diagnosis; and patient treatment plans that are solution-oriented. And with procedures like root canals, every effort is made to create a comforting and relaxing clinical environment.
Dr. Pedvis and the Mackenzie team are open and approachable. The clinic offers a full spectrum of dental services, from teeth whitening, to veneers, to implants, to dentures. And everyone is professional - skilled in his or her area of practice, and proficient with the various procedures. Above all, patients will find the clinic to be caring and attentive to every need.