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Root Canal Therapy
SW Calgary

Your SW Calgary Choice for Root Canal Therapy!

Wentworth Family Dental is pleased to offer Root Canal Therapy, one of the most common dental procedures out there. This simple procedure can save an infected tooth from extraction, preventing the need for dental implants, bridges or dentures.

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure that can save an infected tooth from extraction, when it becomes diseased or is dying. An infection can result from a deep cavity, a fracture or crack, or an injury to the tooth that exposes the root to bacteria. A root canal can fix the issue at hand without removing the tooth. If left untreated, bacteria can reach the extremely sensitive and vulnerable innermost tissue of the tooth (the pulp), causing extreme pain. A dental abscess or possible tooth loss is also possible. With a root canal, a hole is created in the affected tooth so that the damaged pulp can be removed. Once removed, the inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, and then the area is filled with a rubber-like material in order to strengthen and protect it. A crown is highly recommended to prevent a future fracture or wear of the treated tooth.

Signs of a Possible Infection that might require a root canal?

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  • Visible swelling or injury to the gum
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold that lingers after the source is removed
  • Tenderness in the gums
  • Tooth pain that interrupts sleep
  • Spontaneous throbbing tooth pain
  • Pimple on your gum
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Does a root Canal Hurt?

Despite what many people believe or have seen on TV or in movies, a root canal can be a simple and painless procedure. With the right application of anesthetic, and gentle hands, all you will feel is the pinch from the needle!

If you are experiencing daily pain in one of your teeth, you might benefit from a root canal. If you have any questions or concerns about the root canal procedure, or you would like one of our dentists to inspect the site, please contact us at (403) 217-6453 and we will be happy to help!

We invite you to call Wentworth Family Dental at (403) 217-6453 to set up your Root Canal Therapy appointment today!