Root Canals at Our Thunder Bay Dental Clinic
Oasis Family Dental offers our patients root canal procedures to address certain dental problems caused when the interior tooth pulp becomes infected. The tooth pulp is located inside the center of the tooth structure and is responsible for helping to build and maintain the entire tooth. Over time, bacteria can makes its way into the pulp, resulting in an infection, similar to cavity causing bacterial infections.
In order to remove the infection, a root canal is required. During this procedure, the infected pulp is removed, and the surrounding areas cleaned. In order to prevent reinfection, the area treated must be properly sealed using specific restorative processes. Your dentist and dental hygienist will discuss various restorative options available and help you determine the most appropriate one.
In some cases, if a root canal cannot help save the tooth, we will let you know and provide you with other alternatives. For additional information about root canal procedures, or if you are experiencing pain in a tooth, or sensitivity, soreness, or swelling, call our dental clinic in Thunder Bay at (807) 623-2662 today to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our dentists.