Root canals are needed when deep decay compromises the nerve of your tooth, or after a tooth is accidentally injured or broken. A root canal can save your tooth and allow it to be restored it to its natural function.
Usually when a root canal is needed, the only other option is extraction of the tooth. A root canal procedure involves freezing the tooth and surrounding area, and using a rubber dam to keep bacteria out. After creating a small opening in the tooth, unhealthy or infected nerve tissue is removed. Then, the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. The canals are filled and sealed with a type of material that is safe and biocompatible. The small opening is then filled with tooth-coloured material.
The root canal process usually takes one to two appointments to complete. Because tooth structure is removed to access the inside of your tooth, we may suggest a crown or onlay after the procedure to reinforce the tooth and maximize its longevity.
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Recently, I had a root canal done in Cityplace Dental Group. It was the most pleasant and painless experience I ever had in a dental office. Looking forward to my next appointment. Dentists and staff are excellent, professional, caring, and welcoming. I would highly recommend this dental office to all my friends.
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