Root Canal Therapy | Guelph, Ontario
Dental pulp is found in the center of each tooth, it contains a nerve which provides the tooth with vital nutrients and extends down the tooth's root. If the pulp becomes damaged, injured or infected the nerve will die and often without endodontic treatment, the tooth dies as well. In many cases endodontic treatment (root canal) can save the damaged tooth.
After the root canal is successfully completed, it is highly recommended that a crown is placed on the tooth to preserve the strength of the tooth structure.
During the procedure, a gap is drilled into the tooth’s crown and pulp chamber, diseased pulp is reshaped or removed, and the tooth is permanently sealed with a gold, porcelain, or tooth-colored inlay/onlay or crown.