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If the cause of your tooth pain is serious decay or infection, your dentist may recommend a root canal. At our Thornhill office, we can provide root canals to ensure you have healthy teeth!
Why might a root canal be necessary?
A root canal is a multi-step dental procedure that involves removing the infected tooth pulp (and sometimes the nerve) from a tooth, and sealing it to protect against future tooth pain.
To prevent the infection from returning, the area is cleaned and the root of the tooth is restored.
After a tooth that has undergone a root canal, a crown or some other tooth restoration is required to protect the integrity of your tooth.
Symptoms of an Infected Tooth
- Severe tooth pain
- Abscess or pimple on the gums
- Sensitivity to hot or cold food/beverages
- Tenderness and swelling
How do I take care of my tooth after a root canal?
To maintain your oral health during this time, you must pay regular visits to the dentist and continue proper at-home care. Our team will provide you with thorough instructions for proper home care after your dental procedure.
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