What is Endodontics?
Endodontics treatment (Root Canal Therapy) focuses on removing and cleaning inflamed tooth pulp, which is located inside of the tooth.
When the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, endodontics is necessary. There are a variety of reasons why this might happen:
repeated dental procedures
Signs and symptoms to look for:
Sometimes there are no symptoms. However, usually you experience sensitivity to hot or cold, discoloration of the tooth, swelling or tenderness of a tooth or adjacent gums. All of these show signs of a problematic tooth which should be assessed by a dentist.
Why might we recommend endodontic treatment?
A tooth needing endodontic treatment is a source of infection spreading bacteria to our blood system. The other option to endodontics is removing the tooth. Tooth loss may trigger the neighbouring teeth to drift, which will shift your bite.
We want to avoid this as much as possible. You will benefit from this treatment by:
preserving your appearance
maintaining comfortable chewing
maintaining the position of neighbouring teeth
Endodontic treatment may be performed by a general dentist, like Dr. Magda. More complex cases may require a referral to an Endodontist (Root Canal specialist).