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Your NW Calgary Choice for
Root Canal Therapy!

Toothville Family Dentistry is pleased to offer root canal therapy! This effective procedure can save your natural tooth from extraction, and prevent the need for dental implants, bridges or dentures. We look forward to hearing from you soon, to discuss whether root canal treatment is right for you!

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What is a
Root Canal?

A root canal is performed in order to save a tooth from extraction. In very simple terms, when a tooth becomes diseased, a root canal is performed to remove infected tissue from the roots of a tooth beneath the gums. This is done to:

  • Save the part of the tooth above the gums
  • Minimize the risk of further damage
  • Prevent the loss of the tooth entirely, requiring more extensive and expensive treatment

Why would you need a root canal?

  • Severe toothache or pain when chewing
  • Lingering pain after drinking hot or cold beverages
  • Constant, dull, throbbing pain
  • Tenderness when biting
  • Tenderness and swelling around the gums
  • An abscess (pimple-like swelling) at the gums, possibly with the presence of pus
  • Difficulty sleeping as a result of pain, and/or pain that wakes you up at night

What is involved in a Root Canal Procedure?

Depending on the severity of the infection, the doctor may prescribe an antibiotic for the infection prior to performing the actual procedure.

The root canal procedure begins with the administration of a local anesthetic. Next, the doctor removes the damaged or infected nerve tissue and treat any remaining infection. The tooth root is then packed with filling material. Finally, the tooth is capped with a crown to protect it, because of weakness and instability resulting from damage caused by the infection.

The entire process typically takes place over several visits.


Will a Root
Canal Hurt?

With advanced technology and the general growth of the practice of dentistry, root canals are far less painful than root canals of the past. There is very minimal discomfort to the patient. Root Canals have definitely come a long way from the painful ways of its past. Today, root canal therapy is no more painful than getting a tooth filled. In fact, the purpose of a root canal is to relieve pain, not cause it! And save your tooth.

If you are feeling moderate to severe tooth pain and notice swelling of your gums beneath the affected tooth, please call us right away and we’ll schedule an immediate appointment to get you out of pain fast. Delay is dangerous in this case because the infection can continue to cause additional damage that could lead to tooth loss and the need for the more serious and expensive treatment.

At Toothville Family Dentistry, we are skilled in pain-free root canal therapy, so there is no need to put off treatment. We are here to help you get out of pain fast!

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call Toothville Family Dentistry
at (587) 755-6688 to set up a root canal therapy appointment today!