At our practice we believe it is always best to save a tooth rather than having it extracted. That is why we recommend out patients to have root canal treatment when the tooth is badly damaged or infected. The root canal treatment procedure involves removing the pulp of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the canals then filling and sealing it.
Common causes that affect the pulp in a tooth are when the tooth is cracked, when there has been trauma to the tooth or if the tooth has deep decay.
With proper care a tooth that has had root canal treatment can last a longtime. This would require you to keep up with oral hygiene, as well as placing a crown over the tooth since the tooth is no longer vital and not as strong as it used to be.
To learn more about root canals, please contact Lord Dufferin Dental Center in Orangeville to set up an appointment with one of our dentists.