Endodontics is a treatment to repair or protect infected teeth from severe damage by an emergency dentist. Endodonticsmeans removing the damaged part of the tooth (pulp), cleaning and disinfecting the tooth, and then filling and gluing it (tightly). Common causes of tooth pulp infection are cracking, deep cavities, repetitive treatments on the tooth, or injury. The term endodontics means cleaning the roots around the tooth. Specialists in a Toronto emergency dental office believe that endodontics must be performed immediately after diagnosis to save the tooth from being lost.

What does the dentist do during endodontics?

Talk to your emergency dentist about having an endodontic treatment. There are several steps to diagnose it that are identified during the visits.


If your emergency dentist suspects that you need endodontic therapy, they will first use X-rays to find caries’ location.


Local anesthesia is for damaged teeth. Contrary to popular belief, endodontic does not hurt more than filling a tooth.


In a pulpectomy, a hole is made in the tooth, and the pulp is removed.


Despite what you have heard or read online, the endodontic process does not cause much pain. Instead, the goal of this procedure is to save a heavily contaminated tooth. Emergency dentists remove bacteria and dead tissue from inside teeth. Modern techniques and technology help make relatively comfortable treatments that do not require more than one or two visits to the emergency dentist or endodontist.

When is the endodontic needed?

It is recommended or necessary to have the root canal treatment when there is an infection in the tooth. The pulp can be infected with bacteria due to a severe injury or the presence of an untreated cavity. The toothless cavity can become infected too much that it must be removed. If your emergency dentist recommends treatment, there are step-by-step instructions that you should use during and after treatment.

How is an endodontic method done?

Endodontics or the root canal is a 4-step process. Treatment usually lasts more than two sessions. The emergency dentist injects an anesthetic into the tooth to numb it. You feel a tingling sensation when the needle enters the tooth. After the tooth is anesthetized, the endodontist may create a blockage.

A small piece of plastic separates the tooth to keep it clean and dry during the treatment. The emergency dentist uses a very small tool, such as a small drill, to access the tooth inside by making a hole in the top.

The emergency dentist uses small files to stay away from damage and disease inside the tooth and uses files to shape the teeth and roots’ inner chamber. Then he rinses the chamber with water to wash away the remaining pulp.

The emergency dentist may also use an antimicrobial solution to kill bacteria left in the chamber and reduce the risk of further (additional) infections. Once the chamber is completely clean and dry, its inside will be filled in.

The emergency dentist temporarily fills your teeth while you are waiting for a permanent crown filling. The emergency dentist will finish the treatment by placing a permanent crown after a few weeks.