When the root of a tooth becomes infected, a root canal is sometimes necessary to remove the infected pulp. This can happen when cavities aren’t properly taken care of or when bacteria is allowed to enter in cracks of a tooth and reaches the root.
We at Laurier Dental Centre want to help save your natural tooth and stop any future decay. The goal of a root canal is to save your original tooth and prevent any further decay. With advanced dentistry, root canals are much easier to perform, painless, and take less time to complete.
What Happens at an Appointment
At your root canal appointment, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the affected area. For individuals who are harder to numb or anxious, the “Quick Sleeper” can be used to administer anesthetic with a special device that doesn’t resemble a needle, has less pain and can help avoid numbing the face and tongue.
A small hole is made in the tooth, so a tiny device can go through and clean out the infection. The hole is sealed and a crown is typically needed in a subsequent appointment.
If you are having any pain or sensitivity, call 905-878-9882 for a free consultation.