Posts made in May, 2018


What is root canal treatment? Root canal treatment (also called ‘endodontics’) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (called the ‘pulp’) is infected through decay or injury. You may not feel any pain in the early stages of the infection. In some cases your tooth could darken in colour, which may mean that the nerve of the tooth has died (or is dying). This would need root canal treatment. Why is root canal...

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When you have a tooth that has nerve damage due to an infection or decay, the solution to saving that tooth may lie in a root canal treatment. By keeping your natural tooth, you can avoid the need for an artificial tooth, keep the alignment of your teeth, and prevent issues with your jaw. To maintain proper functioning, your tooth does not necessarily need it’s nerve, so the removal through a root canal will not cause any significant...

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As we find ourselves on the final day of Root Canal Awareness Week, we would like to take this opportunity to do exactly what the week was designed for – to provide you with more knowledge of the Root Canal Process. There are many common theories and misconceptions about what exactly the root canal process entails, and exactly how it is performed. The following fun hand drawn diagram does a great job of explaining the process...

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As we continue to celebrate Root Canal Awareness week, our hope is to help “demystify” the Root Canal process. Today we share with you this interesting video explaining one of the most common – and extremely high-tech and interesting – solutions we use every day here at York Hill Endodontics. CBCT, or “Cone Beam Computed Tomography“, helps us see very fine details inside your teeth to assist us in...

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a superhero, here to save your tooth! The beginning of a root canal procedure means the end of tooth pain. Scheduling a root canal with an endodontist, a specialist with advanced training, means you’ll be meeting with a superhero of saving teeth. During a root canal procedure, an endodontist removes inflamed or infected pulp, carefully cleans and shapes the inside of the root canal, then fills and seals...

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