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Trusted Root Canal in NW Calgary

At Northland Village Dental, we recognize the impact of decay and dental diseases on tooth integrity. Timely intervention through a root canal can salvage the tooth, eliminating all signs of decay. Our dental practice specializes in comprehensive dental procedures, including root canals, aimed at restoring oral health, alleviating pain, and preventing the spread of infection.

 

Understanding that the prospect of a root canal may evoke concerns, we prioritize your comfort throughout the process. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, our clinic offers a welcoming environment where you can openly communicate your concerns.

 

Our team comprises experienced professionals adept at addressing your specific needs.

 

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

Understand Root Canals

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, a root canal 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

According to the tooth condition, some difficult root canal treatments may need referral to root canal specialists for further evaluation and treatment.

 

 

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

 

Root canal treatment is an alternative to tooth extraction and helps preserve natural teeth. 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. The advantages of root canal treatment are:

  • Improves the functionality of your teeth

  • Prevents infections from spreading

  • Helps avoid further complications

  • Reduces pain and discomfort

The Root Canal Procedure

 

The process of undergoing a root canal treatment 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.

 

Root Canal 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.

 

Following a root canal procedure, 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 root canal 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.

 

Further readings:

All Things to Know About Root Canal Therapy

Understanding the Procedure and Benefits of a Root Canal Treatment

 

Why Choose Us for Root Canal Treatment in NW Calgary?

 

We know that the majority of people fear going to the dentist. We strive to offer compassionate care in a warm and welcoming patient atmosphere. From proper root canal diagnosis to treatment, the team at Northland Village Dental can take great care of your oral health while always putting your comfort and safety first. Our reliable dentists will assess your dental health and the degree of your tooth condition and provide a detailed consultation on suitable root canal treatment. We will keep you informed about the whole process.

 

Contact Us

 

Before having a root canal treatment, many people experience anxiety, which is perfectly normal. Thanks to improved methods and equipment, root canal procedures are now quicker and more comfortable than ever. You can also count on our dentists for your root canal treatment.  To schedule a root canal in NW Calgary, call us today.

Further readings:

All Things to Know About Root Canal Therapy

Understanding the Procedure and Benefits of a Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal  | FAQ

 

Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about the root canal treatment:

 

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 root canal 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 root canal 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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