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Root Canal Treatments in NW Calgary

Northland Village Dental Centre  has been providing root canal treatments and other dental services in NW Calgary for over 20 years. We understand the impact of decay and dental diseases on tooth integrity. Timely intervention with a root canal can save the tooth and eliminate all signs of decay. Our goal is to restore your oral health, alleviate pain, and prevent the spread of infection

 

We prioritize your comfort throughout the root canal treatment, offering a welcoming environment where you can openly communicate your concerns. 

 

If you are considering a root canal treatment in NW Calgary,  contact us for an appointment. Trust Northland Village Dental Centre  for compassionate care, advanced technology, and a commitment to preserving your natural tooth and oral health.

What is a  Root Canal Treatment? 

Each tooth contains a pulp—a space filled with sensitive tissues. If bacteria manage to breach the enamel of a tooth, leading to an infection in the pulp, it becomes necessary to undergo a root canal procedure. The affected pulp is removed during this procedure, and the tooth is carefully sealed to restore its integrity.

 

If performed on time, it prevents the infection from spreading to the adjacent teeth. It will also negate the need for tooth extraction and help you maintain your oral health.

Signs You Need a Root Canal

Any dental issue typically begins with discomfort, often escalating to pain. It is crucial to consult a dentist and take proactive measures. If you observe or experience any of the following symptoms, it is advisable to schedule a dental checkup promptly:

  • Visible injury

  • Tooth swelling

  • Tooth sensitivity

  • Toothache

  • Pain in the gums

Some difficult dental conditions may need a referral to root canal specialists for further evaluation and treatment.

 

 

The Procedure

 

The process is generally straightforward. It commences with your dentist administering an anesthetic to the targeted area, ensuring that you experience minimal, if any, pain during the procedure. Subsequently, an access hole is created in the enamel, facilitating entry to the affected soft tissue.

 

Once access is established, the dentist addresses the root issue by cleaning, disinfecting, and sealing the affected area to prevent further infection. The culmination of the procedure involves covering the treated root canal with a protective crown. This comprehensive process, from anesthesia to final restoration, is typically accomplished in 1-2 sittings, offering a relatively efficient and effective solution to dental issues.

 

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

 

 Your dentist might recommend this treatment if your tooth pulp is infected. If you have been experiencing a severe toothache, swelling or tenderness in the gum, consult our dentists immediately.

  • Improves the functionality of your teeth

  • Prevents infections from spreading

  • Helps avoid further complications

  • Reduces pain and discomfort

 

Recovery and Post-treatment Care 

 

Experiencing sensitivity after a root canal treatment is not uncommon, especially if discomfort was present before the procedure. To facilitate a speedy recovery, it is advisable to take it easy and refrain from biting or chewing on hard items on the treated side. This precautionary measure prevents further harm and aids in the overall healing process.

 

You may also recommend adding a dental crown to complete the restoration process. This crown serves as a protective layer for the inner side of the treated tooth, allowing for normal chewing function. Precise mouth impressions will be taken to ensure that the crown fits accurately, providing both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

 

Also after the treatment, it's normal to experience numbness in your lips and teeth due to anesthesia. This sensation will naturally subside as the anesthesia wears off. Some soreness may be experienced for one to two days following the procedure, for which your dentist can provide guidance and recommend suitable medications for relief. Rest assured, these post-treatment experiences are typical aspects of the healing process.

 

a dentist is smiling after root canal treatment is done

Why Choose Northland Village Dental Centre ?

At Northland Village Dental Centre in NW Calgary, we strive to provide compassionate care in a warm and welcoming environment. From accurate root canal diagnosis to effective treatment, our team is dedicated to taking great care of your oral health while prioritizing your comfort and safety. Our dentists will assess your dental health, evaluate the condition of your tooth, and provide the most suitable treatment, keeping you informed throughout the entire process.

Contact us today to schedule your root canal treatment in NW Calgary

 

FAQ

 

Is Root Canal Procedure Painful?

It's a common misconception that root canals are painful and should be avoided at all costs. While this might be true decades ago, times have changed drastically since then. While you may experience mild discomfort, generally, a procedure is no more painful than having a cavity filled.

 

 

How Long Does It Take to Get a Root Canal?

The duration of the dental treatment will depend on the complexity of your issue. Some endodontists complete the root canal in one session, while others take multiple visits to allow the tooth to dry and sterilize it again bef​ore filling. The number of visits also affects the overall treatment time.

 

 

How Long Does It Take for a Root Canal to Heal?

Most patients recover within a week or less after the procedure.

 

 

What Are the Protective Measures to Avoid the Procedure in the Future?

You can prevent tooth decay by practicing good oral hygiene daily. To help prevent your teeth from decay, refrain from consuming a lot of sugar and acidic beverages such as soda and fruit juices.

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