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16TH AVENUE DENTAL
NW Calgary Root Canal Therapy

Suffering Pain? You May Need a Root Canal!

At 16TH AVENUE DENTAL, Dr. My Le performs NW Calgary Root Canal Therapy to save your teeth from extraction. If you Require Root Canal Therapy, our team is here to ensure your treatment goes as smoothly as possible.

Why Teeth Require Root Canal Treatment

Would you be surprised to learn that Root Canal Therapy is one of the most feared dental procedures? Root Canal Therapy is associated with pain because they are often necessary because of a tooth infection or because of a broken tooth that exposes the nerve of the tooth. What patients often don’t realize is a tooth that requires root canal treatment isn’t always painful. If you are apprehensive about undergoing Root Canal Therapy treatment, you may be a good candidate for Sedation Dentistry.

Some of the more obvious signs a tooth requires a root canal include:

  • Severe aching or throbbing pain when chewing or applying pressure
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold temperatures even after the hot or cold has been removed
  • Relieve of pain from drinking cold water
  • The tooth has become discolored or darkened
  • Swelling around the gum line
  • A pimple that forms on the gum

Without Root Canal Therapy, the symptoms mentioned above may cause the tooth or teeth in question to be extracted. Extracting a tooth to avoid Root Canal Treatment isn’t always an easy fix. The cost and time necessary to replace a missing tooth outweigh the associated with completing a Root Canal.

During the Root Canal procedure, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth) is removed along with any existing decay and infection. The space that remains is filled with a specialized dental material which restores the tooth back to its function. A White Dental Filling is placed until a Dental Crown is fabricated. All teeth that undergo Root Canal treatment are required to have a Dental Crown placed. A Dental Crown prevents further damage to the tooth and restores function.

Preventing the Need for Root Canal Therapy

Preventing the need for Root Canal treatment can be achieved by maintaining proper oral hygiene practices at home, choosing a healthy diet, by wearing a custom sports mouthguard to prevent injury to the teeth. Regular dental visits to diagnose and treat underlying issues early significantly reducing your risk of infection and ultimately the need for Root Canal Therapy.

Learn More about our NW Calgary Root Canal Therapy

To learn more about our Root Canal Therapy treatment, we invite you to contact our office.

Our dental practice always welcomes new patients. No referral is required!