EK Dental

416-288-0333   

Mantra Dental

416-754-9696   

PL Dental

416-750-7600   

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Root Canal Therapy

Want Relief From Tooth Pain? Root Canal Therapy Can Save Teeth, Relieve Pain

And Swelling!

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is required when there has been an irreversible damage to the pulp (nerve and blood supply) of the tooth. This may be the result of any of the following:

 

  1. Trauma or a blow to the tooth.
  2. Deep decay that extends to or into the pulp.
  3. Dramatic orthodontic (braces) movement of the tooth.
  4. Large, deep fillings.
  5. Medical/systemic complications.

When the tooth is irreversibly damaged, the blood supply to the tooth is compromised. This in turn causes the pulp to die or become non-vital. The response at this point may be either acute or chronic in nature. The acute response might include a period of sensitivity to temperature (hot usually more than cold) and pressure (touch or chewing). If these symptoms are ignored, the problem may proceed to a sharp/throbbing pain, with or with-out swelling.

The chronic response may begin like the acute response, with sensitivity to temperature and pressure. There may also be a noticeable darkening in the colour of the tooth. However, at this point the tooth may not exhibit any painful symptoms. The tooth may remain in this state for years, but at some point an acute episode with the tooth is very likely. Therefore, an irreversibly damaged tooth should be treated with root canal therapy as soon as possible.

When a tooth is irreversibly damaged, there are only two treatment approaches: root canal therapy or extraction (pulling, the tooth). The goal of root canal treatment is to remove the damaged pulp without removing the tooth. The success rate for root canal therapy is over 90%.

Dr. Shawn Monga with patient

Root Canal Therapy Costs

Infected ToothThe fees for treatment vary depending on the number of roots and canals present in the tooth to be treated. Most front teeth have one canal; the teeth between the front teeth and the molars may have one to three canals; and the back teeth may have three or more canals. The fee for the root canal does not include the final restoration of the tooth, such as, fillings, post buildups, crowns, etc. As a general rule, all posterior (back) teeth that have received root canal therapy should be restored with a crown (cap) or other full coverage protective restoration (onlay). The reason for this is that root canal treated teeth are more prone to fracture. Sometimes this fracture may occur vertically (from top to bottom) and may cause loss of the tooth.

Book a dental appointment today at our convenient locations in Scarborough,ON.

EK Dental: 416-288-0333 • Mantra Dental: 416-754-9696 • PL Dental: 416-750-7600

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY ABOUT US

I've been going to Dr. Monga for years and drive from Mississauga to see him. I've never felt any pain, and he's always gentle and quick with my children. The whole staff is great, especially Arzoo their hygienist who is excellent. Thank you!

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The staff there are amazing. Very welcoming and they explain things very well. The front girl Lisa, answered all my questions and very pleasant.

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Sharon Oodith

I always pass this place and wonder if they are good and decided to go in one day and spoke to the receptionist Usha and she was very pleasant and answer my questions. So I like what I heard and booked two appointments with Dr.Shiva Monga for me and my Sister. It's only been a few months now since our first and I have to say he give us a detailed explanation of everything he will be doing and the cleaning was amazing very friendly staffs and service. Just came home from yet another great service.

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY ABOUT US

I've been going to Dr. Monga for years and drive from Mississauga to see him. I've never felt any pain, and he's always gentle and quick with my children. The whole staff is great, especially Arzoo their hygienist who is excellent. Thank you!

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY ABOUT US
lsd27679

The staff there are amazing. Very welcoming and they explain things very well. The front girl Lisa, answered all my questions and very pleasant.

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY ABOUT US
Sharon Oodith

I always pass this place and wonder if they are good and decided to go in one day and spoke to the receptionist Usha and she was very pleasant and answer my questions. So I like what I heard and booked two appointments with Dr.Shiva Monga for me and my Sister. It's only been a few months now since our first and I have to say he give us a detailed explanation of everything he will be doing and the cleaning was amazing very friendly staffs and service. Just came home from yet another great service.

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EK Dental

2425 Eglinton Ave. E., Unit 1A
Scarborough, ON
M1K 5G8

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1780 Markham Rd., Unit B1
Scarborough, ON
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1108 Pharmacy Ave.
Scarborough, ON
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