Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal treatment, also known as Endodontic therapy is routinely performed to help save a tooth. During a root canal, the infected or injured tissue (pulp) is from inside the crown and roots of a tooth. Once cleaned, the canal is disinfected, shaped, filled and sealed with natural rubber-like material. Some of the symptoms that are an indication of nerve damage leading to a root canal are:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Darkened tooth colour
  • Unusual sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Swelling,
  • Tenderness,
  • Recurring lesions on the gums

Many times none of these symptoms are visible in which case regular x-rays during the dental visits are the best options. At Mimico Creek Dental, we have an Endodontist that is strictly dedicated to root canal therapy.