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Root Canal Therapy

A root canal is necessary if a tooth has developed, or is very likely to develop, an infection in its inner soft tissue.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure in which the infected tissue is removed from the inside of the affected tooth.

Why might I need a root canal?

This type of infection cannot clear up on its own, and may in fact result in an abscess. If your tooth develops an abscess, substantial complications can occur, such as loss of the tooth or bone loss. An abscess can even have a negative impact on your overall health.

Therefore, dental intervention is necessary in order to maintain good oral health, and prevent future infections from developing.

How can we help you with a root canal?

At Peachland Dental Centre, we'll begin your root canal by applying a local anaesthetic. Then, we'll proceed to remove the infected pulp from your tooth.

Once the infected pulp has been completely extracted, we will apply dental material to fill in the hollow area in the tooth. We will also typically place a crown over the infected area in order to strengthen the structure and protect the tooth from future damage.

Most often, our patients do not experience much discomfort after a root canal, although there may be some minor tenderness for a short while after the procedure. Medications such as anti-inflammatories or antibiotics may be prescribed after a root canal.

If you want more information about a root canal, contact us today.

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