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We perform Root Canals for Inflamed, Infected Teeth
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that relieves pain caused by an infected or abscessed tooth. During the root canal process, the inflamed pulp is removed. The surfaces inside the tooth are then cleaned and disinfected, and a filling is placed to seal the space.
What may cause the need for a Root Canal
Answers about Root Canal Treatments
A root canal takes 30-60 minutes. Slightly on the longer side if the tooth has multiple roots. Depending on how infected the tooth is, it could take 2 sessions. During these sessions we numb your tooth and the surrounding area, then we drill into the tooth to remove the infected pulp. The root is then sealed off. After this the tooth is ground down and a crown is applied to retain your smile and bite.
Root canals don't hurt. They're a very common and safe dental procedure. In most cases, they're completed in one visit. You'll be given a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth.
We also offer sedation with NO2 if you feel anxious or uncomfortable during the procedure. Sedation can help you relax and may make the procedure seem shorter.
Depending on the damage to the tooth, you could get away with a filling. If the tooth is too far gone, then the alternative would be a full tooth extraction.
After a root canal, you may experience some discomfort or pain. This is usually temporary and can be treated with over-the-counter pain medication. You should also avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the root canal was done.
The root canalled tooth will eventually get discoloured as it will be dead. This is where a Dental Crown or Veneer would be options to look at.
A follow-up appointment will be scheduled approximately two weeks after the treatment to make sure that the tooth is healing properly.