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Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

It is interesting to know that teeth contain hollow centres, which contain pulp. The pulp of a tooth consists of blood vessels and nerves. Blood vessels provide oxygen and nutrients to the tooth and nerves are responsible for the sense of feeling of the tooth.

Injuries like car accidents or any kind of hard blow can damage your teeth. A crack in the tooth can damage the living tissue contained within the tooth. Another common cause of damage to the pulp is tooth decay. Harmful bacteria break through your tooth’s outer shell and this forms an open cavity.

If the decay is not halted, it continues toward the pulp in the root of a tooth and eventually it results in irreversible inflammation. Without treatment, this leads to infection and an abscess may form. Abscesses cause severe discomfort and a neglected infection could spread to the surrounding tissues.

You may need a root canal treatment if the pulp in one of your tooth roots is damaged or infected.

Root canal treatment: What is it?

Root canal treatment is a type of dental treatment used to repair and save teeth that are badly damaged or infected. During the procedure, the pulp of the tooth is removed and the tooth is disinfected. Then a filling is put in place and the area is sealed.

Is root canal treatment painful?

Root canal procedures have a reputation of being quite painful. The truth is that root canal pain is not that bad. In fact, many people compare it to the level of pain experienced when having a filling placed.

Root canal treatment is extremely successful. At Barrie Smile Centre we are more than happy to help you out with any questions you may have concerning root canal treatment!

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Dear Smile Centre Family,

The recent Ontario government announcement declaring a state of emergency and issuing of a new stay-at-home order has caused some uncertainty. We wanted to let you know that all of our Smile Centre locations are still OPEN.

As dental professionals we have been classified as an essential part of healthcare and will continue to provide both preventive, restorative, and emergency treatment. We will not be providing some elective services such as teeth whitening at this time.

We are grateful to remain open as we know how important it is to stay on top of dental issues before they become major problems. Good oral health is directly related to good overall health. Please know that we are doing everything we can to ensure that we go above and beyond all of the recommended safety protocols to keep you, your loved ones, and our team healthy and safe. That is, and always will be our highest priority. Our strict protocols include: Advanced pre screening, using Hepa air filters, wearing advanced PPE, and limiting the number of people in the office by making virtual consultations available. Our offices have always prided ourselves on being experts when it comes to asepsis and sterilizations protocols and it should be noted that there has been no evidence of COVID spread related to dental offices at this time.

Should you have any questions, or wish to postpone or delay any upcoming appointments, please feel free to reach out. We completely understand that not everyone is comfortable receiving dental treatment at this time and we will do our best to accommodate all of your needs while making sure that you feel safe.

Continuing to follow our enhanced safety guidelines, that we have had in place since June, will help to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone.  Underneath these layers of extra protection, rest assured that we are still the same, caring, attentive providers we have always been!

Thank You for your trust during these uncertain times,

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