If a tooth nerve chamber becomes infected by decay, or exposed by accident or other reasons, root canal treatment is often the only way to save your tooth.
Inside your tootooth hard outer shell is a nourishing pulp contains nerve and blood vessels, lymph vessels. The root canal, allow these vessels and nerves to extend to the bone.
Deep tooth decay, or injury can cause serious damage with or without infection to the pulps nerves and vessels. Root canal, also known as Endodontic, treatment cleans out the infected pulp chamber and canals.
Some indications of the need for root canal treatment may be:
- Spontaneous pain or throbbing
- Pain while biting or chewin
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Severe decay or injury that causes an abscess (infection) in the bone surrounding the tooth
We will make every effort to ensure your comfort during root canal treatment in our Burnaby or Vancouver office. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Our concern is your comfort and confidence. Our goal is to help you keep your natural teeth as long as possible.
Root canal therapy (Endontics) treats disorders of the nerve (pulp) of the tooth. Years ago, a tooth with a diseased or infected nerve had to be removed. In over 95 percent of these cases today, however, this is no longer true. We believe in saving teeth (instead of extracting them) and we will make every effort to save yours for as long as possible!