Root Canal Treatment in Calgary, AB
While many patients associate root canal therapy with pain, root canals actually help us save infected teeth and relieve painful symptoms.
If you are looking for a dentist who offers root canal treatment in Legacy, feel free to give us a call. We treat dental emergencies as quickly as possible.
Why Do Root Canals Become Necessary?
Root canals eliminate painful infections inside the tooth’s canals or at the root tip (apex).
Infections develop inside teeth for a number of reasons, including deep decay, periodontal disease, or trauma. Trauma can come from an impact or from chronic clenching and grinding.
Our dentists, Dr. Sandon Wiedemann, Dr. Laiton Wiedemann, and Dr. Jayde Wiedemann, diagnose the need for a root canal by evaluating symptoms, taking x-rays, and performing vitality tests to determine the condition of the tooth.
Symptoms Indicating the Need for a Root Canal
Symptoms can come on rapidly and worsen over time or may come and go over the course of a day.
- Swelling in the face, neck, or jaw areas
- A small lesion on the gum tissue
- Tooth discolouration
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Painful tooth
- Discomfort when chewing
Patients may have all or just a few symptoms. Seeking prompt treatment improves our chances of saving your tooth and avoiding the need for a tooth extraction.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
Our dental team understands that when you arrive, you might not be feeling your best. Our compassionate team will comfort you and get you situated to prepare for your procedure.
Our dental assistants will take an x-ray of the painful area to assist our dentists in making a diagnosis. If root canal therapy is recommended, one of our dentists will completely numb the area before beginning the procedure. Many patients feel dramatic relief just with the numbing of their tooth!
Your dentist will create a small access into the tooth to remove the infection, diseased tissue, inflamed and damaged nerve, and all signs of bacteria before filling the canal with medication and sealing the tooth.
Your body’s natural healing process will take over, and we will arrange a follow-up appointment to verify that your tooth has adequately healed.
Restoring Your Root Canal Tooth
Because your tooth is no longer vital, it can become delicate after treatment. We often recommend a dental crown to protect your tooth and prevent excessive force to its structure while chewing.
We offer tooth-coloured crowns to match your natural teeth and complement your smile.
Do You Have Pain or Swelling?
A visit to Legacy Dental Care will determine if a root canal will save your tooth. Don’t wait for your toothache to worsen when our Calgary dentists are here to help you enjoy a comfortable smile again.
Contact us to book an emergency dental appointment today.