Saving A Tooth From Extraction
Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, damage can occur to a tooth as a result of a deep cavity, accident 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.
Left untreated, the damaged pulp can cause infection that will damage the bone around the tooth and cause swelling and pain. If the damaged tooth becomes infected, Dr. Randy Singh, Dr. Marty Sekand, Dr. Ken Jandoo or Dr. Steven Schneider at Richmond Hill Dentistry, will have to perform an endodontic treatment, often called Root Canal Therapy to save it.
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 we can begin to work.
Dental Crowns – Restoring Damaged Teeth
After root canal therapy, the damaged tooth will have to be restored. A crown or permanent filling can be used to restore the tooth’s shape, appearance and function.