Endodontics at G.T. Dental Centre

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Catering to Endodontic Needs in Whitby, ON


At G.T. Dental Centre, our endodontic treatment offers effective relief from dental pain while preserving your natural teeth. Under the expert care of Dr. Thoms in our dental clinic, root canal therapy involves the meticulous removal of infected tooth pulp, thorough cleaning and disinfection of the root canal, and the placement of a sealing filling. This straightforward procedure is designed to alleviate discomfort caused by tooth infection. We eagerly welcome endodontic patients from Whitby, ON, and neighboring areas, striving to deliver exceptional care tailored to your needs.


Recognizing Signs of Tooth Infection


Severe tooth pain upon biting or chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold beverages lasting for an extended period, and the presence of small, pimple-like bumps on the gums are common indicators of an infected tooth root. If you experience any of these symptoms, prompt evaluation by Dr. Thoms is essential to prevent further complications and restore your oral health.


Comprehensive Endodontic Services


Dr. Thoms is highly skilled in various root canal procedures to effectively address different dental concerns. While most cases can be managed in-house, particularly complex situations may necessitate referral to an endodontist. In such instances, patients will receive ongoing care from Dr. Thoms for core buildup and, in many cases, the placement of a crown to restore the tooth’s function and appearance. We offer the following endodontic treatments in-house:


Cracked Teeth


Cracked teeth occur when a fracture extends from the chewing surface of the tooth vertically toward the root. This type of damage can vary in severity, from superficial cracks to more significant fractures that extend below the gumline. Depending on the extent of the crack, treatment may involve bonding, a dental crown, or in severe cases, root canal therapy.


Internal Bleaching


Internal bleaching is a procedure used to whiten discolored teeth from the inside out. This treatment is typically recommended for teeth that have undergone root canal therapy and have become darkened or stained as a result. During the procedure, a bleaching agent is placed inside the tooth to lighten the discoloration and restore a brighter, more uniform appearance.


Post & Core


Post and core treatment is a restorative procedure used to rebuild and strengthen a tooth that has been extensively damaged or undergone root canal therapy. It involves the placement of a metal or tooth-colored post into the root canal, which provides support for a custom-made dental crown. This helps restore the tooth’s structure and function, allowing it to withstand biting forces and chewing pressure.


Root Canal Therapy


Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure performed to save a tooth that has become infected or severely damaged. During the procedure, the infected or damaged pulp inside the tooth is removed, the root canal is cleaned and disinfected, and the space is filled and sealed to prevent further infection. Root canal therapy can alleviate pain, preserve the natural tooth, and restore oral health.


Root Canal Retreatment


Root canal retreatment is a procedure performed to address persistent infection or reinfection of a tooth that has previously undergone root canal therapy. This may occur if the initial treatment was incomplete, or if new infection develops over time. During retreatment, the existing filling material is removed, the canal is re-cleaned and disinfected, and new filling material is placed to seal the tooth and prevent further infection.


Root Resorption


Root resorption is a condition characterized by the breakdown and loss of the tooth’s root structure. This can occur due to various factors, including trauma, orthodontic treatment, or inflammatory processes. Treatment for root resorption depends on the severity and cause of the condition and may involve monitoring, dental intervention, or extraction of the affected tooth.


Traumatic Injuries


​​Traumatic dental injuries can result from accidents, falls, or sports-related incidents and may include fractures, dislodgment, or avulsion (complete removal) of teeth. Prompt evaluation and treatment are essential to prevent further damage and preserve the affected tooth or teeth. Treatment options vary depending on the type and severity of the injury but may include splinting, bonding, root canal therapy, or tooth replacement.


Vital Pulp Therapy / Pulpotomy


Vital pulp therapy, also known as pulpotomy, is a conservative dental procedure performed to treat a tooth with an inflamed or infected pulp while preserving its vitality. This treatment is typically recommended for primary (baby) teeth or permanent teeth with immature root development. During the procedure, the affected portion of the pulp is removed, and the remaining healthy tissue is treated to promote healing and prevent further infection. Vital pulp therapy can help alleviate pain, preserve the tooth’s function, and avoid the need for extraction.


How We Can Assist You

If you reside in Whitby, ON, and are seeking expert guidance on endodontic treatment options, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (289) 483-1143 or via email. Our dedicated team at G.T. Dental Centre is a dental clinic committed to providing compassionate care and personalized solutions to enhance your dental well-being. We are honored to serve our local community and look forward to the opportunity to assist you.