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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canal Therapy

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We believe that the best dental outcomes can be achieved when our patients are an active part of the process.

Every question you ask is an opportunity for us to explain things to you in a way that helps you feel confident about the care you're receiving and how a particular treatment affects the future of your oral health care.

We've shared a few of the questions we hear most often below. You probably have plenty of your own, though, so please don't ever hesitate to contact our dental office, and we'll find the answers you're looking for.

Root Canal Therapy

Woman smiling in kitchen | Dentist Barrie ONAt Park Place Dental, we always aim for a comfortable root canal experience for our patients. Our Barrie, ON dentists, offer the latest in anesthesia and use rotary endodontics, which is designed to provide a more comfortable—and often faster—root canal therapy.

If you have a deep root and pulp infection in your tooth, a root canal saves that tooth and eliminates the need for an extraction.

Signs that you may need root canal therapy in Barrie, ON include:

  • Painful tooth
  • Sensitive tooth
  • Bump on the gum

Your Barrie, ON dentist numbs the area and waits until you give the sign that you can’t feel a thing. Then the infected root and pulp are cleared away using state-of-the-art rotary endodontics. This tooth is then treated with an antibacterial agent and temporarily closed to promote healing.

At your next visit, your Barrie, ON dentist may recommend a crown to permanently restore your tooth if the infection weakened the tooth’s structure.

Good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings and exams may lower your risk for root and pulp infections.

Contact Our Barrie, ON Office

If you need root canal therapy in Barrie, ON, we offer easy treatment to help you enjoy a more comfortable experience in our dental office. We invite you to get in touch with our team.

 

Diagram of tooth and roots | Dentist Barrie ONA root canal is needed when decay begins to spread past the enamel and dentin layer of the tooth and into the nerve of the tooth. Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that has become infected and decayed.

Root Canal Process in Barrie 

Throughout the process of a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned thoroughly and sealed to prevent bacteria from re-entering. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. 

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