Root canal therapy in Calgary, Alberta

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that is designed to remove infected, injured, or dead dental pulp from within the tooth. The space within your tooth is composed of the root canal system which is filled with soft dental pulp. This pulp contains nerves and blood vessels that help your teeth grow and develop. Depending on your individual circumstance, your tooth can likely survive with some dental pulp removed.

What is the procedure for a root canal?

The procedure itself typically begins with a dental professional, such as our Calgary dentists, administering a local anaesthetic to numb the area. A rubber dam will be placed around the tooth to help prevent the inner pulp from being exposed to other bacteria in your mouth. Once this has been completed, the dentist will create an opening in the tooth to reach the root canal system and the damaged pulp. They will then clean the tooth’s interior by removing the damaged or infected pulp. Once this has been cleaned, the dentist will fill the canal and seal it with a dental sealant. The original opening will then be capped with a procedure such as a bonded filling or dental crown. It is important to note that any dental procedure has risks of causing unwanted side effects. As such, it is important to make sure you are informed of these by discussing them with an oral healthcare professional.

The restoration received after the procedure will depend on the specifics of your situation. Back teeth are typically restored with a dental crown due to the strain that they can receive when chewing.

Is a root canal painful?

You will likely experience some discomfort or tenderness around the tooth for 1-2 weeks. It is uncommon to experience major swelling or intense pain after the procedure, so you should contact a dentist such as an emergency dentist in Calgary if you do. You will still need to maintain an oral health regimen after receiving root canal therapy, and our dentists at Beddington Dental Clinic can discuss specific upkeep with you.

For more information, or to book an initial consultation, contact Beddington Dental Clinic today. You can also request an appointment online.

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