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Root Canal Therapy

Whose knees do not quake at the thought of a β€œroot canal?”

Root canal therapy, is a dental treatment for removing infection from inside a tooth. It can also protect the tooth from future infections. Root Canal Therapy, contrary to popular belief, relieves the pain and discomfort that is very common with abscessed teeth and infection. Our team is attentive to your comfort both during and after the appointment. Patients with anxiety regarding root canal therapy have the option to consider one of our sedation options during their root canal appointment.

The most common reasons for the pulp of the tooth to becoming affected are due to a cracked tooth; a deep cavity; or an injury to a tooth. Once the pulp of the tooth is infected or exposed, an abscess, or infection, can occur at the root tip where it meets the jawbone. An abscess destroys bone surrounding the tooth and causes pain.

Facts about root canal therapy:

• Root canal therapy is used to remove nerves from the pulp of a tooth.

• It is thought to be very painful but is a pain-relieving treatment.

• Root canal therapy costs vary, but it is a less costly option than having a tooth removed and replaced with a bridge.

What are the signs of an infected or compromised tooth?

• Any pressure to the tooth causes a sharp pain.

• Your tooth becomes much more sensitive to hot or cold.

• The sensation lingers even after the source is removed and your tooth begins to darken.

• You experience tenderness in your gums.

• You have tooth pain that interrupts your sleep.

• You experience spontaneous, throbbing tooth pain

The best way to prevent the need for a root canal treatment is by maintaining good oral hygiene, keeping a healthy diet, and taking proper safety measures during sports by using a proper sports mouthguard. Additionally, a tooth becomes vulnerable to deep infections that affect the pulp because of repeated need for dental treatments. It is never too late to apply these preventative principles to protect your teeth. The team at Monterey Dental Centre in NE Calgary are here to help you and to advise you on the path to good oral health.


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