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Root Canal Therapy2020-07-22T06:19:33+00:00

Root Canal Therapy in NE Calgary

Root Canal Therapy Near You

Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that removes the diseased or damaged pulp of the tooth. This area is disposed to damage triggered by deep decay, incidental injuries, tooth fractures or trauma from past dental procedures. During root canal therapy, the pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and then sealed. This dental procedure relieves pain and protects the tooth from future complications.

Root Canal Theraphy

Signs and Symptoms

A patient may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Severe tooth pain: The patient experiences pain when chewing or when pressure is applied to the tooth.
  • Tooth sensitivity: The patient experience sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures that last for an extended period of time.
  • Discoloration: The patient experiences discoloration of the tooth (darkened appearance).
  • Swelling and tenderness: The patient presents swelling or tenderness in the gums that surround the tooth.
  • A pimple: The patient presents a persistent or a reoccurring pimple located on the tooth near the gums.

Note, some patients may not experience any symptoms at all, but still require root canal therapy in NE Calgary, AB T3J 0W8.

Root Canal Theraphy

The Procedure

Once a dentist has established if the patient will require root canal therapy, the procedure date will be scheduled. To begin, the dentist in NE Calgary, AB T3J 0W8will use local anesthesia to numb the area. Next, a rubber dam is used to keep the tooth dry and free from saliva. An access hole is then drilled into the top of the tooth to allow pulp, bacteria and debris extraction. During the cleaning process, a series of root canal files are inserted into the access for scrubbing and scraping purposes. Lastly, a filler is used to fill the exterior access hole created during treatment. A sealer paste and rubber compound is inserted inside the tooth root canal. Depending on the extensity of the damage, the tooth may require further restoration i.e. a dental crown.

Root Canal Theraphy
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We continue to receive several emails and phone calls from our patients eagerly waiting to schedule appointments. We anticipate opening the office very soon for emergency and non urgent dental care very soon. I have been taking steps to ensure a high level of safety for our staff and patients once we are open.

We will limit the number of patients in our office at any one given time and make sure that social distancing between patients is followed as recommended by Dr. Hinshaw (Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer) and the Alberta Dental College.

Germs and viruses can spread easily so we want to make sure we are doing our part to protect our patients and staff through prevention measures. We will be having mandatory protocols in place for hand washing, sanitization of workspace and our staff wearing masks.

There will be limited staff available and we will make our best efforts to answer phones from 9am to 1:00 pm from Monday to Thursday to schedule emergency and non urgent dental care. If we do not answer your call please understand that we are assisting another patient or feel free to text me at 403-703-1914.

Please know that the safety of our patients and staff is our highest priority. We want you to feel comfortable the next time you visit our office knowing that we have taken the steps to protect everyone.