Root Canal Treatment - West Edmonton Dentist

Root canal therapy is an indispensable procedure for a tooth that is severely decayed, infected, or broken. Root canal therapy can maintain your tooth’s life for more years, saving them from extraction.

Root Canal Treatment - Dentist West Edmonton - Copperwood Dental

We will access the pulp chamber in the crown of the tooth and will reveal the root canals contained in the roots of the tooth. The infected nerve is removed and the canals are shaped using special files to smooth the walls and ensure no pulp tissue or infection is left. The canals are then filled with a special material that seals off the root canals.

A root canal is part of a naturally occurring space within a tooth that consists of the pulp chamber, the main canal, and more intricate anatomical branches that may connect the root canals to each other or to the surface of the root. The smaller branches are most frequently found near the root end (apex) but may be encountered anywhere along the root length. Unfortunately, after root canal therapy, the tooth often becomes brittle. To protect the tooth from fracture, it is recommended this tooth be restored with a crown.

How do you know if you need Root Canal Treatment?

There can be various symptoms when you need a Root Canal. Here are some of the common ones:

  • your tooth and surrounding area is in severe pain
  • swollen tooth and surrounding tissue
  • increased sensitivity when you eat or drink
  • discolouration around the tooth

We encourage you to book a consultation with our experienced dentists and discuss your options.

Is Root Canal Treatment painful?

Root Canal procedure is performed with a local anesthetic to numb the area. Most patients do not feel any pain during the procedure. After the procedure, patients may experience some sensitivity and inflammation which goes away after a few days. For a lot of our patients, Root Canal treatment is quick, easy and pain-free.

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