Root Canal Therapy in Peterborough, Ontario

Inside every tooth there is a core of tissue, blood vessels and nerves that extends to the tooth's roots in the jaw called the dental pulp. Sometimes, due to a range of different causes, this pulp may suffer damage. It may be because of neglect, decay or accidental injury. Should this damage or decay advance far enough, the pulp and tooth itself will die and require a tooth extraction or root canal therapy. This pulp feeds the tooth nutrients so that it may grow during development, but once the it is fully grown the pulp can be replaced without compromising the tooth. At Dr. Louis Diamandakos & Associates in Peterborough, we can rely on years of experience and the best-accepted practices in dentistry to help you avoid pain and inconvenience.

When a root canal is needed, we will remove the damaged dental pulp and fill the space inside the tooth with dental cement. Before filling in the tooth, we will clean and shape the inside of the tooth so that no bacteria can build up and decay. Once this is done, we will apply a new dental crown to the top of your tooth, which will become the new surface. This will save you the extensive pain and discomfort of an untreated damaged root canal therapy, and the risk that it may advance far enough to lose a tooth.

The tooth's renewed chewing surface and newly reinforced core will allow you to chew comfortably and prevent further damage to your other teeth and your overall oral health. With modern materials like porcelain, we can give the work a natural-looking finish.

Contact or visit Dr. Louis Diamandakos & Associates for more information or to book your appointment in Peterborough today! We offer cosmetic, family and emergency dentistry, and are always happy to welcome new and returning patients!  

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During the procedure, a gap is drilled into the tooth’s crown and pulp chamber, diseased pulp is reshaped or removed, and the tooth is permanently sealed with a gold, porcelain, or tooth-colored inlay/onlay or crown.