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Root Canals

Our dentists perform root canals to treat infected teeth so that we can preserve your natural tooth.

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Root Canals, Dartmouth Dentist

Relieving Tooth Pain

A tooth can become infected when bacteria enter through a cavity or crack. This can lead to issues like abscesses, tooth pain or the infection spreading to other teeth.

A root canal is the process of removing infected pulp from the interior of a tooth using tiny dental instruments. With the use of a local anesthetic, you can undergo the procedure with very little to no pain.

Root canals can alleviate the pain caused by the infection and prevent the need for an extraction. They can also prevent the spread of infection to neighbouring teeth, helping maintain your mouth's overall health.

The Root Canal Procedure

Before the procedure, a consultation will be scheduled with one of our dentists to discuss the process and available anesthesia options. During this appointment, they will also take X-rays to assess the condition of your teeth and determine the extent of any damage.

During the procedure, your dentist will administer anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Then, they will create an access point for the infected tooth by drilling through the inner layer. Once they have, they will clean out the infected pulp with specialized tools and remove any decay and bacteria.

Following the cleaning, our dentists may recommend placing a crown over the tooth. The root canal process may leave the tooth somewhat brittle, and the crown should help strengthen it and protect it from potential damage.

Signs You Need a Root Canal

You may need a root canal if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

An abscess (or pimple) on the gums

Sensitivity to hot and cold

Severe toothache pain

Swelling and/or tenderness

Swollen Jaw

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