If you are experiencing tooth pain or swelling around a tooth, you may need a root canal. The dentists at Southgate Dental Centre can perform root canals in South Edmonton at our dental clinic. Our endodontic or root canal therapy can help to save your infected tooth and allow you to keep it, instead of having it removed.
A root canal is needed when the pulp of your tooth becomes infected, inflamed or suffers from decay. The tooth can become infected when bacteria enters the tooth through deep cavities, cracks or flawed fillings. These germs infect the pulp of the tooth and can lead to severe pain or further infection if left untreated. The best way to remedy this problem is to have a root canal.
Getting root canals in South Edmonton is a common process. The procedure involves drilling into the problem tooth to remove the infected pulp, which consists of nerve tissue and blood vessels. The tooth is then cleaned, filled and capped with a crown.
A root canal is important for protecting the rest of your teeth and gums from the infection or inflammation spreading. If left unchecked, the pulp inflammation or infection can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
What to Expect
On our blog, you can learn what to expect during root canal therapy and some additional insights into how root canals work.
Schedule a Consultation
If you think you require root canal therapy, please do not hesitate to contact Southgate Dental Centre to schedule a consultation or emergency appointment.