Root Canal Treatment
When trauma, chips, cracks or decay cause tooth infection or inflammation that extends to the nerve of the tooth, root canal therapy is needed to save the tooth. Natural teeth are saved by root canal treatment preventing the need for extraction.
Our dentists at Moonstone Dental Centre Oakville always prefer a treatment that ensures preserving natural teeth. Root canal treatment is preferred over extracting a tooth to preserve your natural smile, help you enjoy eating the food you like and protect your other teeth from strain and excessive wear.
Some of the signs and symptoms associated with a root canal inflammation are: sensitivity to hot and cold; severe pain when pressure is applied on the tooth; dull pain in the jaw; swelling and/or tenderness on the gums. And sometimes, no symptoms are present.
There is a common misconception that the root canal treatment is painful. In fact, it is not. The procedure is not only painless, it actually help relieve the pain symptoms caused by the root’s soft tissue inflammation. It’s just like having a filling.