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Root Canals

At Acre 21 Dental Clinic, our dentists perform root canals to remove infected material from inside a tooth and prevent the need for an extraction.

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Root Canals, Regina Dentist

Saving an Infected Tooth

A tooth can become infected when bacteria enter the interior, usually through a cavity or a crack. It’s crucial to quickly address this infection, as doing so helps avoid pain and potential complications such as an abscess forming or the infection spreading to other teeth.

A root canal is the removal of the infected pulp from the interior of a tooth. With the use of a local anesthetic, you should be able to undergo the procedure comfortably, and dentists can usually complete it in just one or two appointments.

Root canals can alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by the infection, and save your tooth from needing an extraction. They can also prevent the spread of infection to neighbouring teeth, helping to maintain the overall health of your mouth.

If you are experiencing tooth pain or suspect an infection, schedule an appointment with one of our dentists today to see if a root canal is the right option for you.

The Root Canal Procedure

First, there will be a consultation with your dentist to discuss the procedure and anesthesia options. The dentist will also take X-rays to assess the extent of the damage.

During the procedure, the dentist will administer anesthesia to make you feel more comfortable. Then they will create an access point to the infected tooth by drilling through to the inner layer of the tooth. They then thoroughly clean out the infected pulp with specialized tools to remove any decay and bacteria.

Because the tooth might be more brittle after the cleaning process, your dentist will likely place a crown over the tooth to restore its strength and appearance.

Signs You Need a Root Canal

You may need a root canal if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Severe toothache pain
  • Swelling and/or tenderness

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