Root Canal Treatments and Procedures in Milton
A root canal is one of the common general dentistry procedures. You’d be happy to know that Smile Smile Dental provides root canal treatment in Milton. Before you can understand what a root canal procedure entails, you need to be familiar with the structure of your teeth.
Every tooth in your mouth has a hollow area in the centre, which consists of connective tissue, blood vessels and soft tissues. The dental pulp, which is also sometimes known as the connective tissue is what makes up the root canal. A root canal treatment is required when the nerves have been infected. With one nerve being infected, it can cause the infection to travel into the root of your tooth and begin to cause pain.
There are several signs that may indicate a root canal infection, which include:
- Tooth sensitivity to cold or hot beverages/food
- Tooth pain when pressure is applied
- Gum swelling
Once the dentist has confirmed that a root canal treatment is needed, they will explain to you how the procedure is completed. From a cavity or opening in the tooth, the affected dental pulp and nerve is removed, to prevent further spreading of the infection. In removing the damaged nerve it will not do any harm to you.