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Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is often necessary to save or strengthen a diseased tooth

We know no one wants a root canal, but they are often necessary to save or strengthen a diseased tooth. At his Bloor West Smiles dental clinic, Dr. Kostirko has performed thousands of root canals throughout his 20+ years of practice. With his excellent skills and calm, gentle manner, Dr. Kostirko is able to make sure that his root canal procedures are as simple and painless as possible.

You may be facing a root canal, if you have experienced - or are experiencing - any of the following symptoms of infection:
  • Fever
  • Pain when chewing or eating
  • Sensitivity to atmospheric and/or food and beverage temperatures
  • Bitter taste in the mouth
  • Foul odor to the breath
  • Swollen glands in the neck
  • General discomfort, uneasiness or feelings of illness
  • Redness accompanied with a swelling of the gums
  • Swelling in the region(s) of the upper and/or lower jaw
  • An open, seeping or draining sore on the side of the gum

A root canal is performed as follows:

  • A sedative or local anesthetic is provided to the patient
  • The infected tooth is isolated from saliva and other contaminants by a dental dam
  • The crown of the tooth is opened to remove the infected pulp
  • The affected roots are cleaned and shaped and in some cases treated with medication to eliminate bacteria
  • A temporary filling is placed inside the crown to protect the tooth
  • Antibiotics may be prescribed in cases when the infection has spread beyond the roots
  • Another appointment is scheduled and the patient is given time to heal
  • The temporary filling is removed at the second visit
  • The root channel is permanently filled and sealed
  • A permanent filling or crown is used to restore the tooth

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Contact Bloor West Smiles we have methods of helping even the most fearful of patients face their dental procedures with confidence and comfort.
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