Root canal therapy fits under the special dentistry area known as endodontics. Endodontics literally means dentistry within the tooth itself. The procedure treats disorders of the pulp (the soft tissue inside the crown and roots made up of blood vessels, nerves and lymph vessels that help keep your tooth nourished). Endodontic treatment restores your tooth to a comfortable state by removing the damaged tissue and replacing it with a substance that will help preserve the function of the tooth. If you need root canal treatment in Ajax, contact us.
Endodontics is the field of dentistry that concerns itself with that portion of the tooth which is commonly called the pulp. Our dentist will recommend root canal therapy if you are suffering from toothache due to infection or injury to the tooth's pulp.
Many of our patients of root canal in Ajax are hesitant about root canal therapy, but our team of dentists can help them in the most caring and compassionate manner.
When is it Important to Get a Treatment for the Root Canal in Ajax?
There are many reasons that a root canal may be needed but the most common cause is the carious process (the uncontrolled process of tooth decay). When tooth decay begins, it penetrates the outer layer of enamel and creates a cavity. If that process is not stopped, the decay will continue toward the nerve of the tooth.
Other causes include a fracture that exposes the pulp, traumatic injury such as a blow to a tooth, a cracked or loose filling or repeated fillings in a tooth, and occasionally from periodontal (gum) disease. Regardless of the initial cause, the tooth pulp becomes irritated and an abscess (infection) can occur. Bacteria from your saliva grow within the tooth pulp, causing pressure and pain. Eventually the pulp dies, causing the bone around the tooth to be destroyed.