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Your South Edmonton Choice for Root Canal Therapy!

Root Canal Therapy | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

At Strathcona Dental Clinic, we work with you to proactively combat tooth decay through regular check-ups/exams and teeth cleanings. However, if you have serious damage to a tooth or a deep cavity, the inside tissue of the tooth may become inflamed and need to be removed. This procedure is called Root Canal Therapy.

Root Canal Therapy | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

When is Root Canal Necessary?

Root Canal Therapy | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

A root canal is necessary when the tooth’s inside is inflamed, and it is unlikely that the tooth will get better on its own. This can be caused by a cavity, trauma, or a deep filling. In these cases, you will usually experience a toothache or severe sensitivity to cold.

Another situation is when the inside of the tooth dies and leads to an infection or abscess, causing significant pain and discomfort. Tooth decay at this level can affect your overall health, so it is vital to have the situation remedied quickly. The only other alternative to a root canal is removing the tooth and replacing it with an implant or fixed bridge.

Root Canal Therapy | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton
Root Canal Therapy | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

"But…Root Canals are too Painful." The Root Canal Myth

Root Canal Therapy | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

Many people fear that a root canal is a very painful process. However, if you require a root canal, you have already endured pain far greater than you will experience during the procedure! Our dentists will make your dental visit as anxiety and pain-free as possible (through sedation dentistry). While local anesthesia is typically enough for a pain-free experience, Dr. Wehbe is fully qualified to administer oral sedation if necessary. At Strathcona Dental Clinic, we want you to be as comfortable as possible, and we will go that extra mile to ensure this.

Root Canal Therapy: The Procedure

Root Canal Therapy | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

A root canal is a very precise yet simple process that is comprised of several steps:

1. Administration of local anesthetic to the tooth
2. Creating a hole in the tooth from which to remove the pulp and thoroughly clean and disinfect the root canal system
3. Filling the cleaned canal, sealing it, and applying a filling to the tooth

After a successful root canal is performed, a dental crown is often needed to strengthen and protect the affected tooth. This is due to the fact that once the pulp is removed, the tooth loses its blood supply, so it dries up over time and becomes brittle and more susceptible to fracture. A crown strengthens this tooth and allows it to handle the usual chewing forces.

Root Canal Therapy | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

If you think you may require root canal therapy or have any questions about the
procedure, call Strathcona Dental Clinic at (780) 433-1154, and we will be happy to assist
you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Strathcona Dental Clinic at (780) 433-1154 to set up your Root Canal Therapy appointment today!