At Dr. Danny Soares Oakville dental clinic we do our best to make sure your teeth last a lifetime. Sometimes, however, damage occurs to a tooth (often from a deep cavity or an injury that causes a tooth to crack) and the inside of the tooth becomes infected. This infection damages the pulp of the tooth – the network of blood vessels and nerves inside and cause swelling and pain. That being said, a root canal may be recommended to save your tooth from being lost.
Endodontic treatment involves opening the tooth, removing the damaged pulp, cleaning, shaping, filling and sealing the tooth. Depending upon how much infection there is in the injured tooth, your may be put on medicine before your Dr. Danny Soares or the endodontist can begin to work.