Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth’s pulp. The pulp is found in the center of the tooth and in canals (called root canals) inside the root of each tooth. The pulp includes connective tissue, nerves, and blood vessels, and it nourishes the tooth when it first emerges through the gum. Once the tooth matures, the pulp can be removed without destroying the tooth. That’s because each tooth also is nourished by a blood supply in the gums.
Endodontists specialize in treating issues with tooth pulp, especially tooth pain. One of the most common treatments they perform is a root canal.
If you’re suffering from tooth pain or believe you may need a root canal, visit our Endodontist in Mississauga today!
When the tooth’s nerve sustains damage or becomes infected, it may require a root canal. The root canals of the tooth hold the pulp, which extends to the bone. Severe tooth decay, infection, or trauma to the tooth can harm the pulp. Without treatment, it will cause significant pain and may spread infection.
An endodontist addresses tooth pain and preserves your tooth. They numb the tooth, remove the pulp, and then thoroughly clean the tooth. After that, they fill the cavity and seal the tooth to preserve it.
Signs to Visit an Endodontist in Mississauga
How do you know if you need Endodontist treatment? Here are some common signs:
- Significant lingering sensitivity to hot or cold.
- Pain when chewing or biting.
- Tooth sensitivity when pressure or touch is applied to the tooth.
- Toothaches that wake you at night or require medication.
- A pimple-like bubble on your gum that may release blood or pus.
- Referred pain that begins at one tooth and causes discomfort in another area (upper jaw, lower jaw, or head
If you have any of the symptoms above, you may have tooth pulp damage or infection. Our Endodontist will examine your teeth and determine the best treatment solution for you.
Recovering from a Root Canal
It is not uncommon for a tooth to be uncomfortable or even exhibit a dull ache immediately after receiving root-canal therapy. This should subside within a few days (or even weeks). This occurs because of conditions, which existed before treatment was started.
Experience shows that if there was pain prior to treatment there maybe a degree of pain that will continue for a few days after the procedure. Remember that pain radiates. You may feel sensations of discomfort that are not related to the treated area during the healing process. This can be created by inflammation in this area and/or due to increase in blood volume that natural occurs in the healing process.
Your tooth will be sensitive to biting pressure and may even appear to feel loose. This feeling is a result of the sensitivity of nerve-ending in the tissue just outside the end of the root, where we will clean, irrigate, place a filler and sealer material and a filling. This feeling will be short-lived. Warm salt-water rinses for two days after treatment will help.
Visit Schellenberg Dental for Endodontic Treatment in Mississauga
Our team at Schellenberg Dental is experienced at performing root canals and tooth fillings. We work diligently to make sure you are comfortable during your treatment.
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