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We accept emergency and walk in appointments.

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Solar Dental
655 Fairway Rd.
Kitchener, Ontario N2C 1X4

Call: 519-893-2790

1 844 SOLAR 4U (1-844-765-2748)

kitchenerfairway@solardental.com


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Root Canal Kitchener Ontario –

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected.  The infection can spread from the tooth to the gum and jaw bone, via the decaying pulp. The decaying, or infected, pulp can even cause you to lose your tooth or part of your jaw!  In rare cases, people have died from infections that started from a tooth abscess.

Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue and creates the surrounding hard tissues of the tooth during development.

The pulp extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the roots where it connects to the tissues surrounding the root.

The pulp is important during a tooth’s growth and development but once a tooth is fully mature it can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.

If tooth decay goes deep into the tooth and reaches the pulp, a tooth’s nerve tissue or pulp can be damaged.  It can break down and bacteria can begin to multiply within the pulp chamber.  When this happens either the pulp area will become inflamed and painful, or it will die and become decayed tissue.

When the tooth dies a pus pocket can form around the end of the tooth.  The pus accumulates in an area of dead nerve tissue that is infected with bacteria. Sometimes the abscess will form a bump that looks like a pimple on the outside of the gums. A patient may even notice pus draining from the pimple or notice a bad taste in his or her mouth.

Swelling caused by the infection may spread to other areas of the face, neck, or head.  There can be bone loss around the tip of the root.  Drainage problems extending outward from the root can cause a hole through the side of the tooth drain into the gums or through the cheek into the skin.

What Causes Tooth Decay Leading To Root Canal Treatment?

  1. Trauma – An accidental injury where a tooth is hit with great force can cause the nerve to be severed at the end of the root and eventually die. In some cases the trauma can kill the nerves instantly, but in other cases it can take several years before you see signs.
  2. Fracture – If a tooth cracks all the way down to the pulp, it can damage the nerves in the tooth and eventually kill them. If a tooth has fractured in a way that doesn’t leave very much tooth structure above the gum line for a crown or other restoration, a root canal may need so a post can be placed into the canal of the tooth to help retain the restoration.
  3. Resorption – This is when tooth structure dissolves as a reaction to injury, trauma, tooth replantation, or aggressive tooth movement during orthodontics. Resorption can invade the pulp canal and the vital nerve and blood vessels of the tooth.  The tooth then needs root canal treatment in combination with specialized conditioning and repairing of the defect quickly before the resorption destroys more tooth structure.

In the past, the only treatment option was to pull the tooth if the nerves became damaged or died.  But now, root canal therapy allows for most teeth to be saved so you can continue to have your natural teeth for a very long time.

Find out if root canal treatment is right for you.

Call 519 672-5373 or 1 844-765-2748

Solar Dental is open 6 days a week, and in the evenings during weekdays for teeth cleaning services in Kitchener Ontario.

The Solar Dental Kitchener dentist office is a full service dental clinic in Kitchener Ontario that provides cosmetic dentist services, sedation dentistry services, emergency dentist services, dental hygiene services, dental implants, paediatric dentist services, periodontist services, Invisalign and denture care services.  We are a full service family friendly dental clinic in Kitchener Ontario providing dental services for adults and kids dentist services.

If you are experiencing extreme tooth pain, you might need a root canal from an endodontist.   Extreme pain can be considered a dental emergency, so come see us as quickly as possible.  We will schedule your appointment on a priority basis to get rid of the pain as quickly as possible.  Call 519 672-5373 or 1 844-765-2748 to let us know you are coming.

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