At the Avenue Dental Centre in downtown Windsor, our dentists perform root canals to repair damaged or diseased teeth.
About Root Canals
A root canal is a procedure that involves removal of the infected pulp tissue from inside the affected tooth in order to remove the infection and prevent future infection.
Reasons for a Root Canal
If you need a root canal, your tooth has developed, or is very likely to develop, an infection in the pulp, the soft tissue inside your tooth. An infection in the pulp of a tooth cannot clear up on its own and can result in an abscess.
Once an abscess develops in your tooth, complications such as tooth loss or bone loss can result. Because it is a serious infection, an abscess can even impact your overall health in a negative way. A root canal will remove the infection and prevent any future infections from developing
The Root Canal Procedure
During a root canal, we will place a local anaesthetic to the area where the root canal will take place.
We will then use technological equipment to remove the infected pulp from your tooth and fill in the hollow area in the tooth. We commonly recommend a dental crown on the tooth to provide long term strength.
In most cases there is no discomfort after a root canal, although some minor tenderness may be experienced for a short period of time.