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How Much Do You Know About Root Canal Therapy?

Lots of people, when hearing they need root canal therapy in Whitby will feel a little apprehensive. This is because root canal treatment has a wholly undeserved reputation for being uncomfortable at best. But, is it really that bad? We don’t think so, and in fact, a root canal treatment is nothing to be feared, and here is why. Why is it Called Root Canal Therapy? The term root canal refers to a specific part of your tooth, as the root canals are hollow channels extending from the pulp chamber in the centre of your tooth to deep into your tooth roots. The pulp chamber contains nerves and blood vessels that are essential for a tooth while it is developing and which extend into the root canals, but in adults, these tissues aren’t necessary. However, these nerves do allow teeth to experience hot and cold sensations. The number of root…

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Mar 29, 2019 | Posted by
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Toothache, What Causes It and How It Is Treated

A toothache can be extremely unpleasant, and the tooth pain may be continual, sharp or throbbing. Sometimes a tooth might only hurt when you bite down on it. If you are unlucky to get a toothache, it is essential to think about seeing an emergency dentist in Whitby as soon as you can. What Can Cause a Toothache? A toothache can be caused if you have a crumbling or damaged filling that is letting in bacteria, resulting in an infected tooth. Untreated tooth decay has a similar effect. Sometimes a tooth can painfully fracture. Another reason is a tooth abscess, where the infection is deep inside the tooth and has spread to the tooth root. Clenching and grinding your teeth is a condition called bruxism and it’s frequently nocturnal. The pressure caused by bruxism can damage your teeth, causing them to ache, and you may well have facial pain or…

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Jan 18, 2019 | Posted by
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Signs You Might Need Root Canal Therapy (Why It’s Not a Scary Treatment)

The very thought of root canal therapy is often enough to make people cringe, as, after all, it’s a painful treatment, isn’t it? Well no, in fact, root canal therapy shouldn’t hurt or feel any worse than an ordinary filling, and it will save your tooth. It seems to have a bad reputation because people who require this procedure are frequently in a lot of pain by the time they see a dentist. If you do need root canal therapy, you will soon feel much more comfortable because it eliminates the pain caused by a severe tooth infection. If you do have tooth pain in Whitby, it’s better to see a dentist sooner rather than later. The danger in leaving a tooth infection is that it could become life-threatening, and the chances of saving the tooth are reduced. How Do Teeth Become Infected? Healthy teeth are covered by tooth enamel…

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Jun 1, 2018 | Posted by
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Signs That You Might Need to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth or third molars are usually the last teeth which come in your pre-adult age. Most people neglect cleaning them well as it is so hard to reach probably because it is located in the farthest, back part of the mouth. So to ensure that your third molar teeth are in good condition, always have it checked by a dentist regularly. Even if your molar teeth are in good condition, always consider a regular visit to your dentist as mouth conditions change from time to time and if left unchecked, might cause problems later on. If these signs and symptoms have occurred, you might need to remove your wisdom teeth: Severe pain in the molar area Gum infection Cysts or tumors Molar tooth damage Redness of gums Dr. Margolian would recommend removal of molar teeth to ease the pain as well as to avoid more complications in the future. Other options…

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Feb 24, 2016 | Posted by
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Understanding Symptoms leading to Root Canals

Margolian dentistry offers root canal therapy in Whitby, Ontario. Root canals, also referred to as endodontic therapy, are performed when there is damage, injury or infection within the root of a tooth, typically to the nerves.   The root of the tooth also contains blood vessels and connective tissue, in addition to nerves.  When damage to this area or infection occurs, the canals in the root of the tooth must be cleaned out, filed, shaped and filled.  This process occurs during a root canal procedure. Symptoms that indicate that a root canal procedure may be necessary include: Moderate to severe pain when chewing or biting down on a tooth Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold food or liquid Sensitivity when tapping on the top of the tooth Pain radiating from one area of the mouth to another Toothache pain severe enough to keep you up at night Facial swelling It is…

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Feb 18, 2016 | Posted by
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