Root canal therapy in Kanata Stittsville - Terry Fox Dental Centre

The roots of each of our teeth individually contain a long, thin strand of dental pulp that extends out through the end of each root.  This pulp is what provides the teeth with nutrients and their nerve supply.  If the pulp becomes infected or injured, these nerves can die and without endodontic treatment (root canal therapy) the tooth can die as well; root canal treatment is designed to save such teeth.

Root canal therapy in Kanata Stittsville - Terry Fox Dental CentreRoot canal therapy in Kanata Stittsville - Terry Fox Dental Centre

Root canal therapy in Kanata Stittsville - Terry Fox Dental CentreRoot canal therapy in Kanata Stittsville - Terry Fox Dental Centre

Root canal therapy in Kanata Stittsville - Terry Fox Dental Centre

During the procedure, a gap is drilled into the tooth’s crown and pulp chamber, diseased pulp is reshaped or removed, and the tooth is permanently sealed with a gold, porcelain, or tooth-colored inlay/onlay or crown.