Richmond Hill root canal
The process of getting our Richmond Hill root canal is not a painful or difficult one, but it is a necessary one to repair an infected tooth. Otherwise, you would lose the tooth, and that brings with it complications and costs that are not pleasant. Here at Liberty Dental, our priorities are to promote your dental health and to help you keep your teeth whenever possible.
What are the causes that lead to needing our Richmond Hill root canal? The most common one is bacteria getting inside your tooth, where it typically is kept from by your tooth’s protective layers. The pulp, next to the nerve, becomes infected. You may also require root canal for a tooth that has been damaged, such as when it is knocked loose from its socket due to an accident or or other trauma. The symptoms that are most associated are pain, sensitivity to hot and cold, gum tenderness, and even tooth discoloration. Applying pressure to the tooth, or chewing with it tends to make the pain worse. It is essential that you do not delay seeking our treatment. There are two options. By far, the best one is our Richmond Hill root canal. The other is extraction, which is recommended only when the chances of a successful root canal are poor. Taking the tooth out leaves you with empty space in your smile, the likelihood of your other teeth shifting, possible discomfort, less efficient chewing, and maybe your jaws becoming misaligned. On the other hand, root canal means keeping your tooth, which with the assistance of a crown (cap) after healing, will be as strong, durable, and last as long as any other of your teeth.
Call us right away when you notice any of the signs of requiring a Richmond Hill root canal. We’ll have you seen as quickly as we can.
Dental fillings are often the only things standing between your teeth and a bacterial infection that can lead to root canal therapy. Furthermore, an unfilled cavity will typically grow larger and may render the tooth too weak to function without the help of a crown (cap). In the worst case scenarios, you may end up needing the tooth pulled. Here at Liberty Dental, Woodhaven dentist are proud to offer advanced dental fillings made out of composite or ceramic.
As dental plaque, and the hardened tartar that it turns into in time, erode your tooth enamel, eventually a hole forms, or what is popularly known as a dental cavity. In the past, the most common and sometimes only, option for fillings were amalgam, which meant metals such as gold and silver. They were strong, but they had some serious drawbacks to them. For one thing, the presence of mercury, which we now know to be toxic. For another, metal expands and contracts, leading to a greater possibility of tooth fractures. And for many people, the most glaring disadvantage was that they stood out. Our Woodhaven dentist provides tooth-colored fillings that blend in ideally with the color of your teeth. They also don’t put your teeth at risk for fractures, and they don’t contain mercury. Our Woodhaven dentist will help you to decide which material is most appropriate for your tooth, taking into consideration such factors as the location of the tooth, personal preferences, and your budget. Ceramic is more costly, but it also lasts longer. The good news is that with either choice, you will be ensuring that your tooth remains healthy and protected from infections and other problems.
Schedule an appointment for a twice-yearly examination. With the assistance of x-rays, any cavities will be detected by our Woodhaven dentist and addressed right away.