Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a procedure that is needed when the nerve inside the tooth is in the process of dying by decay or infection. In order to preserve the tooth, the nerve in the innermost part of the tooth along with any bacteria or unwanted tooth debris and the spaces are medicated and filled.
If provided with a root canal option, it is important to understand that it is a choice to save a tooth that would otherwise have to be pulled. It is believed that removing the tooth will solve the problem, and although it is a temporary pain reliever, what is not realized is that pulling a tooth will ultimately be more expensive and may cause severe problems for neighboring teeth.
Root canal treatment is a very successful procedure that usually lasts a lifetime, although on occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to a new infection.

Notable Signs and Symptoms of Infected or Dying Nerve:

  • Severe toothache
  • Swelling or tenderness to touch
  • Pimple or abscess on the gums
  • Temperature sensitivity to hold and cold
  • Sometimes, there are no symptoms

Root Canal Therapy Procedure:

Root canals are usually performed in a single visit, however a second visit may be required based on the extent of the infection. In either situation, the patient is alleviated of their pain after the initial visit.
Root canals are usually performed in a single visit, however a second visit may be required based on the extent of the infection. In either situation, the patient is alleviated of their pain after the initial visit.

Since the nourishment of minerals will no longer be available to a root canal treated tooth, a buildup and crown restoration are most always required to restore the tooth back to full function and prevent the tooth from possibly fracturing.



Appointment Book

  • Monday:
  • 09:00 am  -
  • 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday:
  • 9:00 am  -
  • 08:00 pm
  • Wednesday:
  • Emergency Only
  • Thursday:
  • 08:00 am
  • 5:00 pm
  • Friday:
  • Closed
  • Saturday:
  • 08:00 am
  • 4:00 pm