Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is required when the pulp of a tooth is infected. The process involves the removal of the tooth’s pulp, which consists of nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue, and its replacement with an inert rubber material. The inside of the tooth has to be carefully cleaned of all infected tissue to eliminate the risk of infection re-occurrence or spread. After the filling and sealing of the root canal space, the tooth is often capped with a dental crown to restore its strength, shape and functions.
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, book a root canal consultation with Dr. Ali Shakib right away:
Severe toothache pain upon chewing or application of pressure
Prolonged sensitivity/pain to heat or cold temperatures
Discoloration (darkening) of the tooth
Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
Persistent or recurring pimple on the gums