Root Canals

If you're experiencing pain or sensitivity, you might need a root canal. At Dentistry in Ajax, our dentists can perform root canal services to help protect your teeth and remove decay.


Root Canals in Ajax

What is root canal therapy?

Root Canal Therapy is used when the pulp of your tooth has been infected, inflamed, or is dead. Our dentists will clean the pulp and remove all decay in order to save the tooth. Once the area is cleaned, we will restore the root of your tooth in order to prevent the infection from returning. A crown will be placed on top of the tooth to protect the tooth, restoring it back to its full function.

What are the reasons for root canal therapy?

Some common reasons for a root canal:

  • Decay has reached the pulp (living tissue inside the tooth)
  • Infection or abscess have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip
  • Injury or trauma to the tooth
  • Previous extensive work performed on the tooth

How do our dentists know if you need a root canal?

Usually, a patient will experience the following symptoms:

  • sensitivity to hot or cold food/beverages
  • severe toothache
  • a pimple or abscess on the gums
  • tenderness and swelling

If you're experiencing these symptoms, we recommend that you come for a visit! We can help determine if a root canal is necessary. 


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