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Root Canals

Our Cornwall dentists perform root canals in an effort to save damaged teeth and prevent the need for a tooth extraction.

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Root Canals, Cornwall Dentist

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure where your dentist removes diseased material (blood vessels, nerves and other tissues) from the interior of a damaged tooth. Damaged teeth may die and need to be pulled without an extraction. 

Your dentist will begin by removing the diseased tissue from the tooth. The inner chamber will then be cleaned, disinfected, and filled with medicated material to prevent infection. To end the procedure, the tooth is generally capped with a dental restoration, such as a dental crown.

Why a Root Canal May Be Recommended

A root canal helps to relieve your symptoms and save your natural tooth. The procedure also limits the need for more extensive dental work in the future. 

By removing the decay and bacteria from the inner tooth, our dentists can help halt the spread of infection and restore the healthy portion of the tooth.

Most patients who have root canals experience little discomfort or pain, and end up with a restored tooth. Most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime if cared for properly.

Signs You Need a Root Canal

If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms below, contact us. Our dental team can diagnose the issue, and determine treatment.

  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Severe toothache pain
  • Swelling and/or tenderness

New Patients Always Welcome

We are accepting new patients, don't hesitate to contact us and take the first step in achieving better oral health outcomes.

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