Root Canals Are Nothing To Be Scared Of
By Ajax Dental Center
December 16, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: tooth decay   root canal  

What your dentists in Ajax, Ontario want you to know

There are many tales about root canals which can make you fearful. The truth is root canals have become the state-of-the-art dental root canaltreatment to relieve tooth pain and still keep your tooth. Not too long ago, your only choice to relieve pain from a badly decayed tooth was to remove the tooth.

Now, thanks to modern techniques, materials and tools, you can save your painful tooth. The answer is root canal therapy. Your dentists at Ajax Dental Centre in Ajax, Ontario want to share with you why root canals are nothing to be afraid of.

Many dentists agree your best choice is to keep a tooth whenever possible. If you have a tooth removed, you are faced with:

  • Living without the tooth, giving you an incomplete smile
  • Replacing the tooth with a removable partial which can move around, making it difficult to eat or speak
  • Replacing the tooth with bridgework, requiring restoration of the adjacent teeth to support the bridge
  • Replacing the tooth with a dental implant which can be expensive

Why not keep your tooth with root canal therapy? Your dentists in Ajax, Ontario can perform root canal treatment using the latest anesthesia procedures to make you comfortable. When the treatment area is completely numb, your dentist will remove the diseased tissue from inside your tooth, replacing it with a sedative material. This material calms the tooth down, relieving pain and pressure. When your tooth is no longer painful, your dentist will place an inert, rubbery material called gutta-percha into the tooth. Your dentist will close the tooth with a filling, or place a dental crown to protect the tooth and your treatment is complete.

You may need a root canal if you have deep dental decay or tooth trauma from an accident or injury. Whatever the cause of your tooth pain, when you visit Ajax Dental Centre, you can be assured of the best experience before, during, and after your root canal treatment.

If you need a root canal, don’t be afraid. Let your dentists at Ajax Dental Centre in Ajax, Ontario take away your pain. Help is just a simple phone call away, so call today!

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