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What Is a Root Canal?
Root canals are dental procedures that involve removing the pulp from an infected tooth in order to rescue healthy teeth and prevent further infection. The resulting cavity is then closed and sealed, similar to a standard dental filling.
Root canals prevent tooth loss, protect jaw structure, support weakened teeth, and eliminate painful infections. The procedure can be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the severity of the procedure. Modern root canals are relatively painless, extremely effective and have a quick recovery time, with most patients experiencing minimal pain and discomfort afterwards.
When Do You Need a Root Canal?
Root canals are often required when the pulp of your tooth is damaged due to:
- Deep tooth decay
- Untreated cavities
- Multiple dental procedures on the same tooth
- A crack or chip in the tooth
- Tooth injury
The most common symptoms of damaged pulp include swelling, pain, and heat sensation in and around the affected tooth. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your dentist right away. Addressing the issue as soon as possible is the best way to prevent any further dental issues.
North Edmonton’s Root Canal Experts
Every patient is unique! Oxford Dental takes great care to customize our root canal treatments to ensure you receive the utmost care. Our qualified and professional North Edmonton root canal dentists are dedicated to providing expert dentistry services and dental care for your whole family.