At Valley Centre Dental Clinic in Whitecourt, our dentists perform root canals to save a damaged tooth and prevent the need for an extraction.
What is a Root Canal?
During a root canal, diseased material (blood vessels, nerves and other tissues) is removed from the interior of a damaged tooth. Without a root canal, damaged teeth will die and need to be extracted.
Your dentist will begin by taking the diseased tissue from the tooth. Next, they will clean and disinfect the inner chamber and fill it with medicated material to prevent infection. To finish the procedure, the tooth is generally capped with a dental restoration, such as a dental crown.
Benefits of a Root Canal
A root canal treatment helps relieve tooth pain, save your natural tooth, and limits the need for more extensive dental work in the future.
By removing the decay and bacteria from the inner tooth, your dentist can help stop the spread of infection and restore the healthy portion of the tooth.
Most patients who have root canals experience little discomfort or pain, and enjoy a restored tooth. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.
Signs You Need a Root Canal
If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms below, contact us. Our dental team will be able to diagnose the issue, and determine treatment.
- Swelling and/or tenderness
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Severe toothache pain
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
New Patients Always Welcome
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LocationValley Centre Dental Clinic
- Monday: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Thursday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Friday: 08:00 am - 02:00 pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed