Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on treatments and procedures involving the tooth pulp. This is the inner soft tissue that houses all the blood vessels, connective tissues, and nerves in a tooth. While all dentists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of endodontic issues, some problems can be more complicated. In those cases, you may be referred to an endodontist. This type of specialized dentistry requires an additional two or more years of education. Endodontists study root canal treatments in greater depth compared to dentists. Therefore, these professionals are better equipped to handle more difficult cases. For this purpose, Bramwell Family Dental has an in-house endodontist in Brampton, ON.
To save a tooth with an infected or inflamed pulp, root canal therapy in Brampton, ON is performed. Mouth pain such as a cracked tooth or a toothache can sometimes be hard to pinpoint. Inside the mouth is a network of nerves. As a result, the pain caused by a damaged or diseased tooth can often be felt in a different area. A patient may experience pain in another tooth as well as the ear, neck, and/or head. An endodontic specialist is trained to determine the root of such pain. To end the discomfort and restore oral health, root canal therapy is often the solution.
A root canal is performed to save a tooth where the pulp inside your tooth has become inflamed and infected. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may need root canal therapy:
Contact our Brampton, ON dental office right away if you are experiencing any of these conditions. When you call, we will schedule a free consultation for endodontic treatment at Bramwest Dental. If it is determined that you need a root canal, our endodontist on-site will perform the procedure in-house.
After root canal therapy, the treated tooth should be examined about every 6–12 months. This allows your endodontist in Brampton, ON to monitor the healing process.