Root Canals

Root Canals

A deep cavity , a crack in your  tooth or  a leaky restoration can create an entry way for bacteria into the nerve and may have the potential to result in a dental infection. This makes it extremely important to urgently address your toothache.  Root canal treatment is a treatment option that involves removing the nerve from the tooth and allows the tooth to be saved rather than extracting it.

Root Canal Treatment

What Makes You A Candidate?

The classic symptom of an individual who needs a root canal therapy is a severe toothache that is waking you up at night and the pain is occurring spontaneously. Other common symptoms experienced by those who have a need for root canal therapy are tooth prolonged  sensitivity or the sensation of pain as a response to hot or cold temperatures, the gradual dark discoloration of the tooth, and a feeling of tenderness or swelling experienced in the gums that immediately surround the tooth in question.

What Happens During the Procedure?

The procedure is typically executed within two complete visits to our dental clinic, Rideau Dental On 4th Street. The primary focus of our team is to treat the infection and to reduce or eliminate the pain. Once the the infection is dealt with, our team then concentrates on cleaning (and sealing) the inside portion of your tooth. We will also suggest additional protective measures such as the insertion of a dental crown in order to prevent the possibility of breakage.

After the completion of your root canal treatment, expect our team to brief you on the post-procedural care tips that ensure that your treatment ultimately achieves the intended goal; the long-term, well-being of your oral health.


Schedule a consultation with Dr. Janet Kan

    Suite 303 1711 4 St SW
    Calgary, Alberta T2S 1V8

    (403) 228-3966

    Office Hours:
    Monday & Tuesday: 8am – 4pm
    Wednesday: 7:15am – 4pm
    Thursday: 7am – 4pm
    Friday: Closed
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