Root Canal Treatment in Mississauga
A root canal treatment is a common procedure used to treat teeth with infected roots. The process allows you to keep your natural tooth rather than extracting it and replacing it with an implant or bridge. At Turtle Creek Dental in Mississauga, our team is experienced in performing root canal procedures, so you can feel confident when booking your appointment with us.
What Causes a Root Canal?
A root canal procedure is necessary when the roots of a tooth become infected. This is most often caused by extensive tooth decay, trauma, or gum disease. The infection causes inflammation and can lead to severe tooth pain and even a dental abscess. If left untreated, the infected tooth will eventually need to be removed, and you’ll require an artificial tooth or other dental restoration, which is often costly and more invasive.
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What is involved in a Root Canal Procedure?
Root canal procedures are no longer a scary experience, thanks to the advances in modern dental techniques. The routine procedure involves removing the top of the infected tooth, cleaning out and sterilizing the roots, and capping the tooth with a crown. A successful root canal treatment allows you to keep your natural tooth rather than having it extracted.
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