Root canal therapy in Calgary, Alberta

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root Canal treatment or “endodontic” treatment removes infected, injured, or dead pulp (the inside of your tooth) from your tooth. The space inside your tooth is made up of hard layers called the root canal system. The system is filled with soft dental pulp that includes nerves and blood vessels helping your teeth grow and develop.

Do I need a root canal?

Each of our teeth contains a long, thin strand of dental pulp which provides the tooth with nutrients and nerves that extends down to the tooth’s root. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, the tooth’s nerves die and, often, without endodontic treatment, the tooth dies as well. Root canals are designed to save such damaged teeth.

Is a root canal painful?

It begins with a local anesthetic, or needle, to freeze or numb the area. In order to contain and protect your tooth from other bacteria in your mouth a rubber dam is placed around the tooth being treated. The dentist creates an opening in the tooth to reach the root canal system and the damaged pulp inside. Our dentists use very fine instruments to remove the pulp thus cleaning and enlarging the root canal system. After the canal has been cleaned out, a Beddington dentist will fill and seal the canal. The original opening of the tooth is then sealed off with a filling.

After the root canal treatment is complete, our dentists will help restore your tooth as close as possible to its original state. At Beddington Dental, we work with you to decide on the best course of action be it a dental crown, a dental bridge, dentures or an implant. The choice will largely depend on how much of the tooth remains post therapy. For instance, a back tooth will likely need a crown due to the large amount of chewing done using the back teeth. An implant is required if not enough of the tooth is left for the crown’s adherence.

Your may experience some discomfort or tenderness around the tooth for 1-2 weeks. Any major swelling or intense pain is not common and you should contact us immediately. With proper care and regular visits to our Beddington Dental clinic in Calgary, the tooth should last as long as your other teeth.

Contact us today for an initial consult and to learn more about how we can provIde the utmost care and guidance about root canal therapy.

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