Root Canal

Root Canal Treatment Ajax

An x-ray of endodontics procedure by Dr. Gill at Eagle Ridge Dental Care

Endodontics, more commonly called root canal treatment, is a dentistry specialty dealing with tooth pulp (the center of a tooth) abnormalities and issues surrounding the root of a tooth. 

Once the tooth's pulp is inflamed or has become infected, it can be painful. Dr. Gill at Eagle Ridge Dental Care will make sure your teeth remain healthy and strong.


In endodontics, a dentist will remove the inflamed/infected pulp, clean and shape the inside of the canal and then fill and seal the space to prevent further infection. Afterwards, the placement of a crown or other restoration is performed in order to protect the tooth and give it a natural appearance with the functionality of a healthy tooth. With proper oral care, these restorations may last a lifetime.

The cost of root canal treatment varies within the complexity of the case, but most dental insurance plans provide some coverage for such treatment. However, keep in mind that endodontic root canal treatment and restoration are generally less costly than the alternative which is tooth extraction and replacement with an implant and dental crown.