Why a Root Canal May Be Needed
When a tooth has a very large cavity in it, is cracked, or has a permanently irritated nerve, a root canal may be indicated. While many people assume that you only need a root canal if you are in pain, this is not always the case. Sometimes the nerve of the tooth has already died, and there is no pain.
How Teeth are Treated through Root Canal Therapy, or Endodontics
During a root canal, the nerve of the tooth is accessed and removed. The remaining canals are then disinfected and cleaned. Once this is complete, the canals are then filled with a material called gutta percha. The tooth is then filled.
Rotary (motorized) files are used to clean and shape the canals, thus significantly reducing the time that you are in the chair.
We want you to leave relaxed, happy and excited to show off that beautiful smile!
Is there Pain with Root Canals?
Root canals save your teeth. Having a root canal does not have to be painful. We will ensure that your experience with root canals is as pleasant as possible.
If you are having pain in a tooth, Copperfield Dental Center can help. We offer same day treatment for any dental emergency, and follow the Alberta Dental Fee Guide.