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When a tooth becomes infected, the only way to prevent its eventual loss is with a root canal treatment by Toronto/Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick. In partnership with his dental team, we have decades of combined experience performing this common and important procedure.

If you have noticed an abscess or any other indications of a tooth infection, please contact Molson Park Dental Office online or by calling (877) 606-6462 to schedule a root canal consultation today.

Root Canals

Symptoms of Tooth Infection

Pain is the most common indication of an infected tooth. This includes persistent and dull pain, as well as sharp pain when biting or chewing. Addition symptoms of tooth infection include:

  • Increased tooth sensitivity to temperature
  • painful to pressure
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tooth discolouration
  • A bad taste in the mouth or bad breath that does not diminish with brushing

As a tooth infection gets worse and spreads, it will destroy the surrounding bone and can eventually cause serious side effects if it invades vital structures in the head and neck.   A dental infection treated properly with root canal and a proper restoration can be completely resolved and the tooth can last a lifetime.


The Root Canal Procedure

The root canal procedure is performed under localized anesthetic and is no more invasive than a typical dental filling. However, if you are uncomfortable with the idea of a root canal, Dr. Chapnick would be happy to discuss your sedation dentistry options.

To remove bacteria and debris from the inside of the tooth, a small access hole will need to be made. Through this hole, infected tooth pulp is removed with special instruments and occasional flushing. When necessary, antibacterial medications will be administered before the tooth is sealed and covered with a dental crown. Covering the tooth helps prevent reinfection and provides complete restoration of strength and beauty.

The root canal process is typically completed in a single office visit, but may require more than one if infection is severe. What will be required in your case is best determined during your endodontic evaluation with Dr. Chapnick in Barrie or Toronto. To schedule your root canal evaluation with Dr. Chapnick, please contact us online or call (877) 606-6462 today.

J Cave
J Cave
12:59 09 Jul 18
We moved to Barrie in 1997 and my family has been coming to Dr. Chapnick since then! We love the whole team and have never had a bad visit! I encourage everyone to come here .
Nikki Stephens
Nikki Stephens
21:37 06 Jun 18
I had such a relaxing experience for a tooth extraction. Super friendly staff. Now today is my son's first consult and he is having a great time in the play area. Highly recommended!
Kayla Lopez
Kayla Lopez
12:37 08 Jun 18
What a fantastic office, the staff are incredibly thoughtful and friendly ❤ And a big thank you to Monique, who was so patient and gentle with my kids, they're actually excited to go to the dentist if they know that shes going to be there. Highly recommend!
Cassandra Mckechnie
Cassandra Mckechnie
15:28 31 May 18
The staff here are always so friendly! I hadn’t been to a dentist in years before coming here. It’s a very stress free environment where you can relax while there.
Nadia Chalmers
Nadia Chalmers
19:04 30 Jan 18
Our daughter was 5 weeks old when she had a frenectomy done at Molson Park Dental and we couldn’t be happier with the experience and end results. The entire team was so friendly and did such a wonderful job keeping me at ease during the procedure. Also, our daughter started nursing 100 times better immediately after the procedure was done. We can’t thank you enough for allowing us to continue our breastfeeding journey pain free and allowing our daughter the ability to nurse efficiently :)
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