Root Canal Therapy in Halifax, Nova Scotia

When a tooth is heavily decayed, damaged, or injured, a bonded filling may not be enough to restore it. In cases like these, a root canal therapy may need to be performed to prevent a tooth from dying.

Inside the centre of your tooth is soft tissue known as dental pulp which extends all the way down to your tooth’s root. Dental pulp is highly sensitive and contains many nerve endings and blood vessels. A healthy dental pulp keeps your tooth functioning properly. However, in the event that the dental pulp becomes injured, due to severe decay or injury to the tooth, it can die, compromising the entire health of the tooth. As a result, this can cause an infection, pain, swelling, and even cysts to develop. If the problematic dental pulp is not removed, the entire tooth can die in the process.

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A root canal therapy allows the dentist to safely remove the dental pulp and to preserve the well-being of your tooth. It is then cleaned, filled in, and capped off with a crown

Depending on your case, a root canal treatment can take several sessions to properly treat the infected tooth. Following an in-depth examination, the dentist will carefully make an opening into your tooth and remove the dental pulp. The inner root canal is cleaned and refilled with a dental material. The tooth is resealed and a dental restoration, such as a crown, is adhered to the tooth to strengthen and protect it.

To keep your teeth healthy, it’s imperative to practice good oral hygiene. This means brushing twice and flossing at least once a day and seeing your dentist every six months. Also, be careful when chewing hard foods which can damage your teeth. To learn more about root canal therapy, contact Dr. Daniel Tam in Halifax at 902-420-0001 to speak with us today.