A root canal, also referred to as endodontic therapy, is performed when an untreated cavity has caused the tissues inside the tooth to become infected. When this happens, a root canal must be done to save the tooth and safeguard neighbouring teeth from infection.
If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, contact our offices. We will do everything we can to get you in quickly for an appointment and relieve your discomfort.
You may require a root canal if you:
However, these signs and symptoms can vary from patient to patient. The best way to determine if you need a root canal is by scheduling regular dental exams. If you have a cavity, our dentists will attend to it before it becomes severe enough to require a root canal.
A root canal involves removing infected or inflamed tissue from the centre and roots of your tooth. This tissue (also called pulp) contains sensitive nerves and blood vessels.
Your dentist will start by applying local anesthetic to the area around the tooth. After the area is sufficiently frozen, we will drill to the centre of the tooth. Then, the infected pulp is carefully extracted, and any areas of the affected tooth are removed. After the area is cleaned, your tooth canal is sealed, and a filling is inserted.
You can find our office on the SW corner of 50th St. and 48th Ave, right across the street from Leduc Cinemas. We share a parking lot with the cinema and have additional parking next to our office. For your convenience, we are pleased to offer extended hours that include evenings and select weekends.