Which is best, filling the tooth or root canal treatment?

If you have tooth damage or decay, you may wonder what the right treatment options are. The treatment depends on the severity of the decay. If the decay has reached the pulp a root canal will be necessary and if it is just a small hole, then a filling can help. At our dental clinic in brampton, our dental experts will walk you through your best root canal treatment option. Get in touch with us now for more information, we will be happy to help you with all your dental needs.

What is a tooth filling?

Cavities can develop at any stage; they usually occur from poor dental habits. If you have a hole in your teeth due to a dental decay, dental filling can be great for you. During the dental filling, our dentist will clean the decay and fill it with a special material. The most common filling used is composite resin. This material is safe and seamlessly blends with your real teeth.

Signs that you will require tooth filling

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Damage to a previous filling
  • A chipped or fractured tooth
  • Sharp pain
  • Sensitivity- to hot and cold food
  • Toothache
  • Pain while chewing

How to prevent cavities?

  • Brush with fluoride toothpaste
  • Rinse your mouth after every meal
  • Visit your dentist regularly
  • Avoid frequent snacking
  • Eat tooth-healthy food

What is a root canal?

If your dental decay affects the pulp of a tooth, root canal is necessary. This infection could spread to the surrounding teeth and may damage your overall oral health. Root canal treatment in brampton will help remove the affected pulp, sterilize it and seal the tooth with special material. A personalized crown will be placed over the tooth to protect it and provide it more strength.   

Signs that you will require a root canal:

  • Chipped tooth
  • cracked tooth
  • Deep decay
  • Swollen and sensitive gum area
  • Drainage causing an abscess in gum area

How to prevent a root canal

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Use fluoride toothpaste
  • Visit your dentist for check-ups every 6 months
  • Get your teeth cleaned by dentist once a year

If you are suffering from cavities, we are here to help. We offer effective and affordable treatments. Based on the severity of the condition, our dentist will recommend a tooth filling or a root canal therapy. Please get in touch with us now to book your appointment.

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