Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

There is a myth that root canals are painful but this is untrue. Root canals are painless. The problem resulting in the need for this treatment is where the pain comes from whereas root canals take away the agony.

Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer named dentin, there is a soft tissue called pulp. Pulp helps grow the root of your tooth while it develops. When pulp becomes infected or inflamed and you have discomfort or swelling, it may be time for you to visit our team at Stoney Trail Dental for a root canal. 

Other reasons to need a root canal

  • Deep decay
  • A faulty crown
  • Repeated dental procedures on a tooth
  • A chipped/cracked tooth or an injury to it
If a completed root canal treatment fails, then there will be a need to book a second session with us. During the second session we will shape and fill the canals.

I’m still confused…
What exactly is a root canal?

It is the process of removing infected, dead or injured pulp from your tooth.

Your tooth will likely be tender for the first week or two. If there is pain or swelling, call us immediately, since this is not a regular occurrence, and we will see you again. 

We suggest eating soft foods for the first few days after therapy to help avoid tenderness you may get from heavy chewing.

After Your Root Canal 

It is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your dentists.

Swelling, minor pain and/or skin discoloration may be experienced following the
surgical procedure.

Aftercare for Root Canal Surgery
Aftercare for Root Canal Treatment
Do you think you require a root canal and want your dentist to give you a professional’s opinion? We will perform an examination at your dentist appointment to locate where your pain is coming from to help alleviate it.

You can fill out our new patient forms online to speed up your check in process when you arrive at our office.
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