At York Lanes Dental Office, our Toronto dentists perform endodontics, also known as root canals, to repair damaged or diseased teeth.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a procedure where your dentist removes damaged nerves (pulp) from the inside of a tooth. Once the pulp is removed, your dentist fills the space with a filling, or covers it with a dental crown to help restore the tooth's function.
Reasons for a Root Canal
Without a root canal, damaged teeth will die and need to be pulled by a dentist. A root canal helps to relieve any symptoms caused by the damage and prevents the need for an extraction.
By removing a damaged tooth root and filling the space with a dental filling, or covering it with a dental crown, your dentist can help restore the tooth's function.
Signs & Symptoms
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it may mean you need a root canal, but be sure to visit your dentist for a proper diagnosis.
- A recurring abscess (or pimple) on the gums
- Sensitivity to heat and cold
- Severe tooth pain
- Swelling and/or tenderness
- Darkening of the tooth
LocationYork Lanes Dental Office
- Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Tuesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Wednesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Thursday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Friday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Saturday: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Sunday: Closed