Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is part of a naturally occurring space within a tooth that consists of the pulp chamber, the main canal, and more intricate anatomical branches that may connect the root canals to each other or to the surface of the root. The smaller branches are most frequently found near the root end (the apex), but may be encountered anywhere along the root length.

Root canal therapy is an indispensable procedure for treating teeth that are severely decayed, infected or broken. Root canal therapy can help maintain a damaged tooth for years, saving it from extraction.

To begin the treatment, we will access the pulp chamber in the crown of the tooth and reveal the root canals contained in the roots of the tooth. The infected nerve is removed, and the canals are shaped using special files to smooth the walls and ensure no pulp tissue or infection is left behind. The canals are then filled with a special material that seals them off.

Unfortunately, after root canal therapy, the tooth often becomes brittle. To protect the tooth from fracture, we recommend that a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy be subsequently restored with a crown.

Girgis Dental Care - Dr. Johannes Girgis

Family & Cosmetic Dentist - Dentist in Ottawa - Bank Street

1385 Bank Street, Suite 203, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 8N4
Phone: (613) 738-1113
Email: [email protected]
Girgis Dental Care is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and proudly serves the surrounding communities including Alta Vista, Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East, the Glebe, Applewood Acres, Billings Bridge, Ridgemont, Riverside Park, Heron Gate, Guildwood Estates and Playfair Park.

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