We perform root canals at all our locations.  We have the latest in root canal instrumentation to make your root canal a painless procedure. In the event you require specialist treatment, you may be referred to one of our recommended specialists – your dentist will organize a referral for you.

What are Root Canals?

Each tooth will have a number of roots, and the canals in each root contain nerves. The procedure of a root canal is where the inside of the tooth – the pulp and nerves –  are removed.

 Root canals are often used to treat or save teeth that are damaged, infected, or necrotic (dead).

They can be used to save a tooth rather than extract it – preventing other teeth from drifting out of place, and forgoing the need for replacement with an artificial tooth such as an implant, partial bridge, or denture.

Do you think you need a root canal? The first step is to visit your dentist for an examination to see what your options are. Your dentist will be able to advise you if the root canal can be performed at their office or if you are required to visit a specialist.

 

Want to read more? Check out this great summary on root canals by the Canadian Dental Association.

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