Root Canal Therapy
The objective of root canal treatment is to save a tooth that has been severely damaged because of decay, disease or injury. Whenever possible, it is preferred to save your own tooth, as it will generally be better than an artificial tooth. Your own tooth is likely to be stronger and better for biting and chewing.
When the root or the pulp gets infected, it becomes necessary to remove the nerves/pulp to prevent further damage to the tooth. Root canal refers to the procedure of removing the infected root and pulp of the tooth, cleaning out the inside of the tooth and sealing it for protection. A root treated tooth is at increased risk of fracture and your dentist will usually recommend the protection of an artificial crown.
Here are some of the signs that you may require a root canal:
- Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages
- Tooth becomes darkened or discoloured
- Toothache due to biting, chewing or other forms of pressure on the tooth
- Recurring abscess or pimples on the gums
- Gum swelling
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm