Mississauga, ON dentist saves badly injured or decayed teeth with root canal treatment
Dr. Jameela Jifri and her team work closely with patients and their families to prevent damage to teeth and gums. Root canal treatment in Mississauga ON at Huron Dental Centre restores the health and beauty of your smile – and may be the only way to save a tooth that is badly decayed, fractured, or otherwise damaged.
Nothing to fear – gentle root canal therapy is right here (at your trusted dentist’s office)!
Root canal therapy has a reputation of being painful, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Many of Huron Dental Centre’s patients compare the treatment to a simple filling for a cavity, only your visit may run a little longer. Notably, patients finally get relief after struggling with toothaches, swelling, sensitivity, and many sleepless nights and half-eaten meals. Treatment resolves pain that can arise from any number of conditions, including:
- Deep cavities and decay
- Damage from repeated dental procedures
- Deep cracks
Facial trauma can also result in you needing root canal treatment – sometimes years after an injury first occurred, as the nerves in the center of your tooth gradually die. So, all these conditions have something in common: Each can cause irritation, inflammation, and infection in the innermost part of your tooth where the pulp and its blood vessels and nerves reside.
The truth about treatment, explained
Treatments at Dr. Jameela Jifri & Associates start with a free consultation. An examination may bring to light damage that is caused by a cavity. In this case, a filling might be recommended. Toothlike composite resin is used to repair the area. Not every tooth can be restored with this treatment. A very damaged tooth may fall apart if it doesn’t have a crown. Huron Dental Centre’s natural-looking and durable crowns cover tooth structure for added support and a flawless appearance. A crown is recommended when the existing natural tooth needs additional support.
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A crown may follow root canal treatment if your exam brings to light extensive decay, injury, or infection to soft and sensitive pulp tissue. After the treatment site is thoroughly numbed, your dentist accesses the pulp chamber to clean out bacteria and removed diseased or infected tissue. After the treated tooth is sealed off, a temporary crown is placed. This restoration protects your tooth. Antibiotics and pain meds can help to clear infection and lingering soreness. Your doctor will provide instruction on how to care for your temporary crown, because it is not designed to withstand the forces from chewing and other functions with the same resiliency as lovely, permanent porcelain crowns. Before you know it, you’ll be back at the office to get the crown that can serve you well for life – with proper home hygiene and recall visits at Huron Dental Centre.
Experience the ease and many benefits
If the possibility of root canal treatment still has you apprehensive, let Dr. Jifri and her team change your mind! The office is designed around patient comfort and creating a pleasant experience. Patients love the relaxed features, such as soothing aromatherapy oils, music, and TV to help pass the time in the treatment chair.
Huron Dental Centre also employs advanced, safe, and non-invasive digital X-rays and cameras for precision, gentle, and comfortable diagnostics. Moreover, once treatment is complete, you’ll feel better! You avoid potentially dangerous systemic infections. You also avoid extractions, which have devastating consequences for your wellbeing. Tooth loss should always be considered a last resort. If a tooth cannot be saved with root canal therapy, Dr. Jifri or one of her associates will discuss options for replacement such as a dental bridge or crown that is supported by a dental implant anchored in the jawbone.
Huron Dental Centre keeps your new tooth looking and feeling its best, while also preventing the need for future root canal therapy, with professional cleanings and helpful check-ups. Suggestions for care, such as changes to brushing or flossing techniques, are based on your specific needs and can make a world of difference. Other preventive suggestions may include sealants applied to decay-prone back teeth, or dental appliances that protect your teeth from damage caused by sports-related injuries or chronic tooth-grinding.
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