Root Canal Treatment

5 Reasons Why You May Need Root Canal Treatment


Root canal treatments, or endodontic treatments are the process of removing infected, injured or dead pulp from a tooth. When the nerves in your teeth become infected, a successful root canal treatment will allow you to keep your tooth rather than have it extracted. If left untreated, the infection in your tooth could spread rapidly. Root canal treatments have a very high success rate and are recommended by many dentists.

So how do you know if you need endodontic treatment? The following are 5 reasons why you may need root canal treatment:

   1.    Cavity Decay: Cavity decay can transfer bacteria to the roots of the teeth, which may cause irritation and infection in the nerve of the pulp.

   2.    Gum Disease: Infection from the gums can transfer to the roots of the teeth. This is common amongst people with unhealthy eating and/or smoking habits.

   3.    Cracks in the Teeth: Tooth cracks, which may occur from accidents, biting something hard, or excessive grinding and clenching can cause bacteria to enter the tooth.

   4.    Repeated Dental Procedures: If an individual gets repeated dental procedures done on a particular tooth, it becomes shallow and a root canal becomes necessary to treat it.

   5.    The Tooth is Badly Fractured: Don’t ignore even the slightest amount of pain in your mouth! Fractured teeth can also require root canal treatment.

Endodontic treatment can help you maintain your natural and beautiful smile. It will also allow you to continue eating your favourite foods and lessen the future dental procedures you may require. With proper care, a root canal treatment can help your teeth last a lifetime.   

Contact or visit Aurora E&E Dentistry for more information on root canal treatments and why this treatment is right for you. Our lovely team of dentists will assess the severity of your infection and the overall cost.



Dr. Hamed Esmaeilion

Dr. Hamed Esmaeilion has been practising dentistry for the past 17 years. He is currently working in Aurora E&E Dentistry. He resides with his wife and daughter in Richmond Hill, Ontario. 

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