The pulp of your tooth is the soft bundle of tissue in the centre of your tooth. It contains blood vessels and nerves and it forms the "living" part of your tooth.
Sometimes the pulp can become damaged or infected, or a tooth could be cracked or damaged and place the pulp at risk. When this happens, we remove the pulp in procedure called a root canal to protect the tooth from being lost. Your dentist drills a hole in the tooth, removes the pulp, and seals the tooth to prevent infection or decay.
Although root canals have a reputation of being painful, modern dental technologies have made the procedure much less painful that in the past. Pringle Creek Dental offers root canals and other endodontic services to protect and preserve your teeth. If you've broken or cracked a tooth, you may need a root canal to save your tooth from being lost. Contact our office in Whitby today for an appointment.