Root Canal Therapy

 

Root canal therapy is performed to treat infection in the centre of a tooth (the root canal system) where the nerve resides. The nerve can become inflamed, potentially die and/or become infected when bacteria infiltrates its space. This can result from tooth decay, cracks in the tooth, or trauma to the tooth (blunt force, severe temperature changes). A tooth infection can be quite painful and should be treated as soon as symptoms are noticed to avoid its spread. However, some infections may not be painful at all and can only be identified as a pimple or swelling on the gums or are discovered by chance on routine x-rays.

 

 

After your root canal, you can expect some sensitivity as the freezing wears off. It is important to avoid eating or drinking until all numbness has subsided. There may be a small amount of pain or swelling around the treated area, but this should be relieved by over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol.

 

Contact your dentist as soon as possible if you experience any of the following:

• Severe pain or pressure

• Uneven bite

• Allergic reaction (redness, hives, itchiness)

• Visible swelling inside or around the mouth

• Return of any of your original symptoms

• Temporary crown or filling (if you have one) becoming loose or falling out

 

Maintain excellent oral hygiene for a speedy recovery after your root canal treatment and to avoid further root canals.

 

 

For more information about root canal therapy, or to book an appointment, please call our Scarborough Centenary Dental office today at 416-281-4746.

contact info

2863 Ellesmere Rd, Suite 205 Scarborough, ON M1E 5E9

P: 416-281-4746

E: info@CentenaryDental.com

 

Hours

Mon - 9AM - 8PM

Tue - 7:40AM - 4:40PM

Wed - 7:40AM - 8PM

Thu - 7AM - 3PM

Fri - 9AM -1PM

Sat - once a month

 

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contact info

2863 Ellesmere Rd, Suite 205 Scarborough, ON M1E 5E9

P: 416-281-4746

E: info@CentenaryDental.com

 

Hours

Mon - 9AM - 8PM

Tue - 7:40AM - 4:40PM

Wed - 7:40AM - 8PM

Thu - 7AM - 3PM

Fri - 9AM -1PM

Sat - once a month