Severely infected teeth, or a tooth that has experienced some sort of trauma, often need special care to be repaired. While the option to replace the tooth with an implant exists, our main focus is to save our patients’ natural teeth whenever possible. In order to successfully accomplish this, endodontic treatment, also known as a root canal, is often the most effective procedure. Thankfully, for residents of Hamilton and its surrounding areas, Eastgate Dental Centre has a specialized endodontist right in its Eastgate Square Mall clinic.
Simply put, an endodontist is a dentist that specializes in treating diseases affecting the tooth’s pulp. In addition to the 4 years of dental school education required to become a general dentist, an endodontist requires an extra 2-3 years of specialization training focused on dental pulp, roots, and nerves; the diseases and issues that can potentially affect it; and the procedures required to save a tooth severely hit by bacteria or trauma. Therefore, while a root canal can technically be performed by a general dentist, in order to be sure you’re getting the best possible treatment and recommendations, especially for severe cases, the services of an endodontist should be sought. As a matter of fact, while endodontists handle a wide variety of endodontic procedures and surgery, the majority of their work consists of root canal therapy.
Endodontic Therapy (Root Canal Treatment)
Commonly referred to as a root canal, endodontic therapy consists of the removal of infected or damaged pulp and nerves from the tooth’s root canal system. Using specialized tools and files, your tooth’s chamber is cleaned throroughly, and the root canal system is reshaped. The interior of your tooth is then filled to protect against infection and, finally, fitted with a crown to restore your tooth’s natural look, as well as protecting it from further damage.
Staying true to Eastgate Dental Centre’s commitment to providing our patients with treatment using the latest technology and procedures, our endodontist is equipped with the highly specialized Carl Zeiss surgical microscope to get the best possible view of the interior and exterior of your teeth – necessary for delivering positive and thorough results. Our patients, regardless of the severity of their issues, are all treated using the most recent and specialized tools able to remedy even the most difficult teeth to treat.
Conveniently located inside Hamilton’s popular Eastgate Square Mall, our clinic is well-placed to serve residents from a wide range of communities – and we’re currently accepting new patients! If you have any questions regarding our in-house endodontist, or about the specialized procedures required for endodontic therapy, contact Eastgate Dental Centre today. Our multicultural staff will be able to provide you with all the information you need, in the language you’re most comfortable speaking, enabling you to make an informed choice regarding what procedure would work best for you.