Root Canal Therapy in Calgary, AB

Root Canal Therapy in Calgary, AB

Whenever possible, our dentists in Calgary prioritize saving teeth. In some cases, this may mean that root canal therapy near you needs to take place. Although this procedure sounds like it should hurt, our caring staff at Oasis Dental will make you as comfortable as possible with sedation and numbing your mouth for the therapy.

Why is Root Canal Therapy Necessary?

A root canal can be necessary for many reasons. If you break or crack a tooth and it exposes the interior or breaks off at the gum, then a root canal will remove debris and bacteria from inside the tooth. There are cases where an abscess can form inside of a tooth causing sudden throbbing pain. If an abscess is present, then the procedure of a root canal can remove the infection before it travels into your bloodstream. As your blood flows, the infection could travel to a vital organ like your heart or brain, doing permanent damage. If you experience any signs that you may need a root canal, it is important to visit a dentist in Calgary, AB for treatment.

Do You Need a Root Canal?

Root canals have some specific symptoms that indicate the procedure is necessary. Some of the symptoms are:

  • White or yellowish pimple on gum indicating infection
  • Intense pain when chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks that lingers
  • Darkening of gums
  • Tender, swollen gums

If you have any symptoms, please call Oasis Dental to schedule an appointment with our dentists near you. Immediate treatment, which will probably include a root canal, will be necessary to save your tooth.

Root Canal Process

Dr. Rahim Shivji can perform a root canal to save your natural tooth from extraction at Oasis Dental in Calgary. Root canal therapy in Calgary, AB will involve numbing the area to be treated. Your comfort is our greatest priority at Oasis Dental.

The first step your dentist will take in the root canal process is creating a tiny opening on the biting surface of the tooth. Dr. Shivji will access the infected inner pulp chamber and clean out the interior of the tooth to remove diseased and damaged tissue.

They will remove the pulp, which is the inside of the tooth containing soft tissues, nerves, and blood vessels. After taking out the material, the dentist working on the tooth will sanitize and repack the tooth with a stable, biocompatible material known as “gutta percha.” The tooth will then be sealed with a filling to prevent future infection. Often, your dentist will recommend placing a dental crown to further strengthen the tooth and maintain lasting results of the procedure.

If you choose to get a dental crown, our dentists will place it on your tooth, your teeth’s function and bite will be as good as new, along with your smile.

For root canal therapy in Calgary, AB, visit Oasis Dental for in house root canal treatment.

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