At Interlake Dental Centre in Selkirk, 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 procedure, your dentist removes diseased nerves, blood vessels and other tissues from the inside of a damaged tooth. Without a root canal, damaged teeth would die and need to be extracted.
Your dentist will start by removing diseased tissue from the tooth. Next, the inner chamber will be cleaned and disinfected, then filled with medicated material to prevent infection. To complete the procedure, the tooth is typically capped with a dental restoration, such as a dental crown.
Benefits of a Root Canal
A root canal will help to relieve your symptoms, preserve your natural tooth and limit the requirement for more extensive dental work in the future.
By removing bacteria and decay from the inner tooth, your dentist can help stop the spread of infection and restore the healthy part of the tooth.
Most patients who have root canals done experience little pain or discomfort, and enjoy a restored tooth. With proper care, most teeth treated with root canals 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 at Interlake Dental Centre will be able to diagnose the issue, and determine treatment.
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
- Swelling and/or tenderness
- Severe toothache pain
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
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LocationInterlake Dental Centre
- Monday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Tuesday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
- Wednesday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
- Thursday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Friday:08:00 am - 04:00 pm