Root Canal Therapy in Etobicoke
Root canal therapy prevents tooth extractions and restores health and function to a tooth. Root canals are indispensable because they preserve natural teeth and avoid the need for elaborate and costly tooth replacement procedures.
At Orchard Dental Care
, we make every effort to keep your teeth healthy and smile bright. Root canal therapy is one of the ways Dr. Elizabeth Polanski and Dr. Martin Szczutkowski help patients living in Etobicoke and surrounding communities preserve teeth that have significant damage.
Tooth Decay’s Effects on Your Smile
After bacteria consume the sugars left on teeth, they emit an acid that corrodes teeth and causes cavities. When cavities become so deep that they reach a tooth’s inner chamber, or pulp, a patient usually experiences several symptoms, for example:
- Sensitivity to heat or cold
If you have any of these symptoms, it is important to seek immediate dental care. The infection can spread to neighboring teeth and gums, creating more dental health issues, and it can access the bloodstream and infect vital organs throughout the body.
Process of Receiving Root Canal Therapy
Dr. Szczutkowski and Dr. Polanski begin root canal therapy by creating a very small opening in the top of the tooth’s crown and removing the infected pulp. The canal is then disinfected and filled with a biocompatible material that preserves the tooth’s anatomy. Usually, a temporary crown is placed on the tooth while it heals and after a couple of weeks, the dentist will place your permanent prosthetic. Porcelain crowns
protect teeth with severe damage and allow a tooth to continue functioning normally. Crowns are color-matched to surrounding teeth and the porcelain has the luster and appearance of natural enamel. When cared for properly, porcelain crowns can last a lifetime.
Root Canal Therapy Retreatments Restore Health
Over 90% of root canals are successful, but sometimes complications can arise. At Orchard Dental, we provide root canal retreatments to restore dental health for failed root canals still able to recover. This may be necessary if a narrow canal deep inside the tooth failed to respond to treatment or a canal became contaminated due to tooth decay, advanced gum disease, or tooth damage.
Orchard Dental Care in Etobicoke Provides Quality Dental Care
At Orchard Dental Care, we are skilled in preserving your smile with root canal therapy. Dr. Elizabeth Polanski and Dr. Martin Szczutkowski are compassionate dentists who want your teeth to shine brightly and function optimally for a lifetime. If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity or a toothache, they can alleviate your pain with the conservative care of root canal therapy.