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Root Canals

Do you have a damaged tooth? Our dentists in the Okanagan Valley may be able to save it and prevent the need for an extraction.

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Root Canals, the Okanagan Valley Dentist

What is a Root Canal?

During a root canal procedure, your dentist will remove diseased tissues, nerves and blood vessels from the interior of your damaged tooth. Without this important procedure, a damaged tooth will die and need to be extracted. 

To start, your dentist will remove the diseased tissue from your tooth, then clean and disinfect its inner chamber. It will then be filled with medicated material to prevent infection. The procedure will be finished when the tooth is capped with a dental crown or other dental restoration. 

Benefits of a Root Canal

Are you suffering from toothache pain? A root canal treatment can save your natural tooth, help relieve your symptoms and limit the requirement for more extensive dental work in years to come. 

By removing bacteria and decay from the interior of the tooth, your dentist can help keep infection from spreading and restore the healthy part of the your tooth. 

You may feel relieved to know most patients who have root canals experience little pain or discomfort. They also enjoy their restored tooth. As long as they are cared for properly, most teeth that have had root canal treatments can last a lifetime. 

Signs You Need a Root Canal

If you notice any of the symptoms below, contact us. Our dental team can diagnose the issue, and determine appropriate treatment.

  • Swelling and/or tenderness
  • Severe toothache pain
  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
     

New Patients Always Welcome

Looking for a dentist in the Okanagan Valley? We're happily accepting new patients at our dental clinic! Contact us to get started. 

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(250) 767-6411