Root Canal in Toronto

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a common dental procedure performed to save your natural tooth caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth and can become infected.

Symptoms of the infection can be:

  • Visible injury
  • Swelling of the tooth
  • Sensitivity to temperature
  • Pain in the tooth and gums

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

Root canals are fairly common and well over 14 million are performed every year. This simple treatment can save your natural tooth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.

Depiction of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
Tooth anatomy
Tooth Anatomy
Inflammed pulp in tooth
Inflammation
Cleaned canals
Cleaned Canals
Filling placed in canal
Filling Placed
Healed tooth
Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

What happens after a Root Canal treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much do Root Canals cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Metro Endodontics

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I have been a patient requiring several root canals over the years and have always been very pleased with the Dentists at Metro Endodontics. I have never been a patient of Dr. Debra Levin before this past visit but had confidence knowing the professionalism I have experienced in the past. I wouldn't hesitate to return to Dr. Levin since the procedure was virtually painless. I appreciated the fact she listened to me and took extra care to ensure I was comfortable. The assistant worked as a team with the dentist. I would recommend Metro Endodontics and Dr. Debra Levin. Thank you.

- Jim D

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My son is 10 yet has to do the root canal. Honestly, as a mom, I was panicking. Dr. Lalani was really professional and easy-going. The two dental assistants were friendly indeed. When we went there for the second time, the receptionist recognized us immediately and she also gave us helpful tips to get ready for root canal procedure. My son is rather sensitive and shy but he was at ease this time. Overall, I should say it has been a very pleasant experience! Thank-you to all the lovely ladies in Scarborough office!

- Ida G

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I won't think once to refer our patients and also my friends.

- Madhu K

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I wasn't sure what to expect when my regular dentist referred me to the Metro endodontics Scarborough office. However I was pleased with the overall experience everyone there is professional and willing to answer any questions you have. The Doctor explained the whole process and what my options were and wanted to make sure I was comfortable with what needed to be done. The staff too was excellent and very informative. I left with a follow up appointment booked and the claim submitted to my insurance in a seamless transaction.

- Eric T

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The front desk staff were prompt and courteous on both my visits. They were knowledgeable regarding my insurance coverage. Kudos to Jazz at the front desk for being super helpful with the processing of my forms and all the involved paperwork.

- Rodger C

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I would definitely recommend my family and friends. Dr levine was amazing she's very nice. I have never felt more comfortable at the dentist before. To dr levine and all staff thank you so much!

- Melissa D

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I needed an emergency root canal and was seen by Dr. Levin on a Saturday. She was very gentle and did a great job of alleviating the pain I was in. I would definitely go back to see her and would recommend this office to others.

- Lori G

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Best dental experience I have had in my 57yrs. The oral freezing was total different than I was expecting. like It wasn't even frozen could talk with out slurring and drink without getting all over the place. Pain was gone in 1hr or less . no more hot or cold sensitivity in tooth. A little sore next day, already recommended someone to call them.

- Stephen S

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This was my first experience with a root canal, I was nervous and tentative. Thanks to everyone at Metro Endodontics they made my experience seamless and stress free. I want to also thank everyone for their professionalism and their patience in answering my numerous questions. I don't always take the time to write reviews and provide recommendations.......in this case I am happy to do so.

- Walter C

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