Root Canal Treatment in NW Calgary, AB

Addressing the root of the problem…

Root Canal

The center of your teeth is a hub of nerve tissue and blood vessels. If you harm your tooth enough to expose this soft pulp, you’ll know about it. Damage to the pulp can lead to swelling, abscesses and pain in the muscles and bones of the jaw. If left unchecked, it can also lead to tooth loss, which is why cracks, deep cavities and other similar injuries are usually treated with a procedure known as a root canal.

Our dentist near you root canal treatment in Calgary as a means by which to protect the nerves and blood vessels in the tooth, stopping the pain, preventing any further damage and avoiding tooth loss. Our primary goal is to create an environment within the root canal system that facilitates healing and promotes the continued health of the bone supporting your teeth. As such, any dentist carrying out the procedure will remove bacteria from the tooth and completely fill the canals to prevent any further infections from occurring.

A root canal treatment is often not as scary as it might sound. At Springhill Dental, our dentist in NW Calgary uses the latest rotary filing techniques and locating devices to ensure your root canal is completed to the highest standard.

Symptoms of tooth pulp damage or disease

A diseased tooth pulp may cause inflammation or infection. Symptoms include:

  • Spontaneous pain.
  • Sensitivity to extreme temperatures.
  • Pain when biting or chewing.
  • Loosening of the tooth.
  • Swelling of the gum near the infected tooth.
  • Oozing of pus surrounding the infected tooth.
  • Facial swelling.

In some cases, the tooth pulp may become damaged or diseased without presenting any symptoms. In these situations, the problem is usually diagnosed by special tests or X-rays during a routine dental checkup.

Benefits of root canal treatment

  • Removes bacterial infection from the tooth.
  • Eliminates pain.
  • Prevents the further spread of infection.

What to expect

We understand that a trip to the dentist in Calgary can be stressful, particularly when you’re already in pain. Our considerate staff always strive to alleviate any concerns a patient may have, a process that starts with a clear and transparent treatment procedure. You can expect your root canal treatment to follow an established pattern:

  1. An X-ray of the tooth is taken to check the tooth shape and location of the root canal infection.
  2. Local anesthetic is administered at the site of the infection.
  3. A canal is made in the tooth to allow for the removal of the damaged pulp.
  4. The root canal may be cleaned once or several times to ensure the infection is cleared. In some cases, medications may be administered to eliminate persistent infections.
  5. The clean, cleared root canal is filled.
  6. Proper oral care and regular dental visits ensure that the treated tooth remains healthy.

In most cases, multiple visits are required to ensure the root canal is completely cleaned before filling it.

The tooth tends to be fragile after a root canal treatment has been carried out. If this is the case, our dentist’s may advise a post and core treatment to stabilise the tooth, with a crown added for extra strength.

Recovering from a root canal

Some patients experience sensitivity for the first few days following treatment. This is due to natural tissue inflammation and can usually be controlled with over-the-counter pain medications. Most people are fine to return to their normal activities within a day.

Our NW Calgary dentist welcomes patients from the surrounding areas of Scenic Acres, Ranchlands, Northwest Calgary, Silver Springs, and Bowness. Give us a call for more information on root canal treatment!

We are opening with changes to keep you safe!

We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you, very soon! We will be opening our clinic for all your dental care needs on May 25th. Until then, we are still available for any emergency and urgent dental care you may require.

Our office will have a number of changes designed around giving you a safe, efficient and comfortable experience.

Here’s what to expect:

To book an appointment, please follow the steps below:

Call the office line:

Be prepared to answer the following questions;

  • Have you experienced a fever, cough, runny nose or difficulty breathing in the last two weeks, as we will need to know prior to booking?
  • Have you travelled outside of Alberta within the last 14 days?
  • Have you been diagnosed with covid19 or come in contact with a known covid 19 case?

What we will need from you:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and call the front desk at 403-297-0220. Please wait outside of the clinic in your vehicle and when you call us we will complete our Covid 19 screening questionnaire with you. We will then let you know when we are ready to see you. We are limiting access to our clinic to facilitate proper social distancing. Please also note that there will be no access to our washroom at this time to facilitate better infection control
  • Please come to your appointment wearing a mask.
  • Be prepared for us to take your temperature at the time of your visit using a no-contact thermometer
  • Be prepared to fill out a covid health questionnaire and consent for treatment form when you arrive.
  • If you have changes to your insurance, please call the office ahead of time to update this information.

Waiting Room:

  • Accompaniment of patients will be limited to one essential caregiver and one parent of minors; all others will be asked to wait in their vehicle outside the clinic.

What the clinic is doing to ensure your safety:

  • Enhanced cleaning methods with approved sanitization products
  • Hand Sanitization station-please clean your hands before your treatment
  • Staggered appointment times to allow for cleaning in between patients
  • Plexiglas barrier at the front desk to minimize exposure between staff and patient.
  • Tap payments (no cash payments will be accepted at this time)
  • All team members will be pre-screened before and when they arrive to work to ensure they are healthy to work. Any team member that does not pass the screening will be asked to go home. We are doing this to ensure we are keeping you and all our team members safe. All team members will be wearing the appropriate PPE at all times and employing high standards of hand hygiene and infection control
  • All service personnel and couriers will be screened and asked to sanitize when they arrive and all deliveries will be sprayed and stored to sanitize

The above changes may take some time to get used to and may seem overwhelming, but we are making them because the health of our patients and staff remains our top priority.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support to help maintain a safe environment in our clinic.

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