Root canal therapy
Dental nerves can get infected, causing pain and discomfort. Our staff will help get to the root of the problem.
With all the crevices of the teeth and gums, sometimes cavities can form in places that we just cannot see. If this is the case and a cavity is left unaddressed for too long, it will grow in size and cause more problems, eventually growing until it reaches the root of the tooth.
Root canal therapy is the perfect solution to absolving you of deep pain caused by damaged roots inside your teeth.
Are you feeling any pain or discomfort in one of your teeth? It may be time for us to have a look. Take a minute to fill out the form below, and we will gladly contact you to schedule an appointment.
Root canal therapy: explained
The root is the soft piece of tissue with blood vessels and nerve endings inside each and every one of our teeth.
If an already receding gum line is left unaddressed, the root of a tooth can eventually become exposed, leading to potential infections or significantly increased sensitivity of the tooth.
Our root canal therapy procedure consists of removing the damaged or infected root in order to restore the tooth’s health and strength. The procedure is quick and painless, and can often be done in a single visit.
As with all of our services, we also offer dental sedation options to patients who may feel uneasy about the entire process.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
about root canal therapy
Below, you will find some common questions we get asked when it comes to root canal therapy.
How do I know if I need a root canal?
When a root canal is needed, patients will feel mild to severe sensitivity in one or more of their teeth, however, swollen gums or darkening teeth are also telltale signs that one may need a root canal. A thorough dental examination will determine if this is the case.
When can I return to normalcy after my root canal?
First, we highly recommend getting some rest on the day of your root canal procedure. Typically, a rest period of 1-3 days is needed before you can return to work or other activities, but our dentists will gladly assess and provide you with best practices.
If you have undergone one of our sedation dentistry options, we strongly advise you to be accompanied by a friend or family member as a safe and reliable method of getting home.
Is a root canal a painful procedure?
With various dental sedation options, along with pain management insights, tips and tricks from our leading experts, a root canal procedure, we ensure that the entire experience is comfortable.
What happens if I choose not to get a dentist-recommended root canal?
Infections spread, and tooth infections are no exception! If you have an infected root, it should be handled with care and should be addressed, otherwise, the infection can spread to the jaw bone and could result in the complete loss of a tooth. The infection could also spread to the rest of the body and pose life-threatening problems. It is not advisable to ignore an infected root!
What is the root canal process?
The process starts with a local anesthetic being applied to the affected area. Once the area is completely numb, your dentist will extract the root at the centre of the tooth by creating a very small hole in the tooth.
The tooth is then thoroughly cleaned out before being completely filled in with gutta-percha, a very effective, safe and biocompatible substance that has proven to be the trusted method for many years, by many leading dentists.
Then to finish it all off, the tooth is then fully sealed – all within a single visit.
How much does a root canal cost?
Prior to starting your procedure, our team will provide you with an accurate quote on the full root canal therapy procedure so that you are fully aware of associated costs before anything has started.
The combined years of experience of our staff is what allows us to offer safe, comfortable and quick procedures while making our patients feel at ease. Root canal therapy can cause feelings of anxiety or nervousness, but we are here to help.
If you have questions about our root canal therapy procedures, let us know! Fill out the form below, and we will gladly be in touch with you.