Emery Village Dental

Why would I need a root canal?

A root canal, or root canal treatment, is necessary when a patient’s oral health is at risk. A patient may require a root canal if they have or experience any of the following:

  • A cracked tooth from genetics or injury 
  • A deep cavity 
  • Issues from previous dental fillings
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold sensations (e.g., foods, liquids)
  • Severe pain while biting or chewing
  • Pimples or bumps on the gums 
  • A cracked tooth 
  • Swollen or tender gums 
  • Darkening gums 

Gentle Dentistry in North York

If your dentist recommends root canal treatment, there’s no need to worry. Emery Village Dental provides patients with gentle, pain-free root canals. A root canal treatment eliminates bacteria from an infected root canal and prevents reinfection, ultimately saving the natural tooth from extraction or loss. 

Root canal treatment involves your dentist numbing the area and carefully removing the infected or inflamed pulp from within the tooth. We then gently and thoroughly clean the tooth, fill the empty canal, and seal it with a custom-made dental crown. 

Root Canal Treatment at Emery Village Dental

After one or two dental appointments, you can have an improved and comfortable smile free of disease and infection. If you think you may have a root canal infection, please get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joo.