Deliver root canal therapy (endodontics)

Each of our teeth contains a long, thin strand of dental pulp—which provides the tooth with nutrients and nerves—that extends down to the tooth’s root and nerve. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, the tooth’s nerves die and, often, without endodontic treatment, the tooth dies as well. Root canals are designed to save such damaged teeth.


During the procedure, a gap is drilled into the tooth’s crown and pulp chamber, diseased pulp is reshaped or removed, and the tooth is permanently sealed with a gold, porcelain, or tooth-colored inlay/onlay or crown.

Deliver root canal therapy (endodontics)

Each of our teeth contains a long, thin strand of dental pulp—which provides the tooth with nutrients and nerves—that extends down to the tooth’s root and nerve. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, the tooth’s nerves die and, often, without endodontic treatment, the tooth dies as well. Root canals are designed to save such damaged teeth.


During the procedure, a gap is drilled into the tooth’s crown and pulp chamber, diseased pulp is reshaped or removed, and the tooth is permanently sealed with a gold, porcelain, or tooth-colored inlay/onlay or crown.

What’s Involved in a Root Canal Therapy Procedure?

The first thing to know about the root canal procedure is that it is a full-fledged surgical operation. The procedure usually all takes place in one visit with a second visit required for the placement of a crown.

 

On the first visit the dentist will access the root of the tooth and the dental pulp chamber. After numbing the area with local anaesthetic, the dentist will drill a hole through the crown of the problematic tooth to access the dental pulp area. This infected area is then cleaned and removed from within the root.

 

The dentist requires the permanent filling up of the canal that was drilled, as well as the infected area within the tooth. Antibiotics and pain relievers are usually provided to the patient, as necessary, for several days after the procedure.

 

A second visit, which is usually within 1-2 weeks of the first visit, will be required for the placement of a porcelain or gold dental crown. or tooth-colored inlay/onlay material.

Benefits of extractions and wisdom teeth removal

Extracting wisdom teeth can provide several benefits for your oral health:

 

  • It ensures fewer orthodontic issues in the future
  • It prevents tooth shifting
  • It prevents damage to teeth close to the wisdom teeth
  • It helps prevent oral disease and infection
  • It lessens headache, prevents potential tumors, and jaw damage

Taking Care of Your Teeth at Home After a Root Canal Therapy Procedure

Generally, it is important for the patient to avoid a situation that would require a root canal. Dental hygiene is key.


After the root canal procedure is done, the patient should take care to avoid excess strain on the teeth and jaws. It is important firstly to avoid any excessive physical activity. The patient must also make sure to eat only soft food (preferably liquid) for at least 2-3 weeks after the procedure is completed.

  • Do not rinse your mouth vigorously
  • Do not drink through a straw and avoid alcoholic beverages
  • Do not brush your teeth next to the extraction site
  • Evade intense activity for a week after the surgery
  • Avoid smoking
  • Make sure to get enough rest for the first few days after the extraction

Taking Care of Your Teeth at Home After a Root Canal Therapy Procedure

Generally, it is important for the patient to avoid a situation that would require a root canal. Dental hygiene is key.


After the root canal procedure is done, the patient should take care to avoid excess strain on the teeth and jaws. It is important firstly to avoid any excessive physical activity. The patient must also make sure to eat only soft food (preferably liquid) for at least 2-3 weeks after the procedure is completed.

  • Do not rinse your mouth vigorously
  • Do not drink through a straw and avoid alcoholic beverages
  • Do not brush your teeth next to the extraction site
  • Evade intense activity for a week after the surgery
  • Avoid smoking
  • Make sure to get enough rest for the first few days after the extraction

Who is Root Canal Therapy For?

Root canal treatments are for those people that have damaged teeth to the extent it needs a tooth-saving surgery.


Root Canal treatments are to teeth, what a bypass surgery is to the heart. Unlike a heart condition, you will certainly live even if your teeth are badly decayed. However, you risk further infection and damage to different parts of your body by not properly treating decaying teeth.

Dentistry by Isaac Gabay

Your Smile Begins Here

Schedule your appointment by giving us a call or by submitting a contact form. We offer top-quality dental care and make sure your oral health is in the best possible condition. We aim to provide you with a warm and pleasant experience in our dental clinic located in Mississauga.

Call Us Today to Book Your Appointment

Dentistry by Isaac Gabay

Your Smile Begins Here

Schedule your appointment by giving us a call or by submitting a contact form. We offer top-quality dental care and make sure your oral health is in the best possible condition. We aim to provide you with a warm and pleasant experience in our dental clinic located in Mississauga.

Call Us Today to Book Your Appointment

Deliver root canal therapy (endodontics)

Each of our teeth contains a long, thin strand of dental pulp—which provides the tooth with nutrients and nerves—that extends down to the tooth’s root and nerve. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, the tooth’s nerves die and, often, without endodontic treatment, the tooth dies as well. Root canals are designed to save such damaged teeth.
During the procedure, a gap is drilled into the tooth’s crown and pulp chamber, diseased pulp is reshaped or removed, and the tooth is permanently sealed with a gold, porcelain, or tooth-colored inlay/onlay or crown.

What’s Involved in a Root Canal Therapy Procedure?

The first thing to know about the root canal procedure is that it is a full-fledged surgical operation. Therefore, the main thing that the dentist does first is to numb the area with a local dental anaesthetic.


The next stage requires the dentist to access the root of the tooth and the dental pulp chamber. This is done by drilling a hole through the crown of the problematic tooth to access the dental pulp area. This infected area is then cleaned and removed from within the root. A temporary filling is inserted at the end of this procedure. This is usually as far as they go during the first visit.


The second visit to the dentist requires the permanent filling up of the canal that was drilled, as well as the infected area within the tooth. Antibiotics and pain relievers are given to the patient as necessary for several days after the procedure.


On some occasions, a third visit may be necessary for a final porcelain or gold dental crown. or tooth-colored inlay/onlay material.


There is a possibility that future visits may be required if there is pain, swelling, or discomfort beyond a period. Usually, 2-3 visits to the dentist are the norm while the patient undergoes the root canal treatment.

Taking Care of Your Teeth at Home After a Root Canal Therapy Procedure

Generally, it is important for the patient to avoid a situation that would require a root canal. Dental hygiene is key.


After the root canal procedure is done, the patient should take care to avoid excess strain on the teeth and jaws. It is important firstly to avoid any excessive physical activity. The patient must also make sure to eat only soft food (preferably liquid) for at least 2-3 weeks after the procedure is completed.

Who is Root Canal Therapy For?

Root canal treatments are for those people that have damaged teeth to the extent it needs a tooth-saving surgery.


Root Canal treatments are to teeth, what a bypass surgery is to the heart. Unlike a heart condition, you will certainly live even if your teeth are badly decayed. However, you risk further infection and damage to different parts of your body by not properly treating decaying teeth.

Dentistry by Isaac Gabay

Your Smile Begins Here

Schedule your appointment by giving us a call or by submitting a contact form. We offer top-quality dental care and make sure your oral health is in the best possible condition. We aim to provide you with a warm and pleasant experience in our dental clinic located in Mississauga.

Call Us Today to Book Your Appointment

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