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Root Canal Procedure

When a tooth is decayed or fractured deeply, bacteria can infect the tooth's pulp chamber (where nerves and blood vessels are contained). If a root canal procedure is not performed, a painful abscess could develop due to infection in the tooth's root and surrounding bone.

Although a root canal procedure may sound scary, it doesn't have to be when you choose Creek View Dental.  With our highly experienced staff, getting a root canal does not have to be an experience to fear.

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What is a Root Canal?

For most of the tooth's structure to be saved, a root canal is completed to clean out the tooth's canals. At the start of the procedure, an opening is made in the affected tooth's crown which enables access to the pulp chamber. Doing so allows for careful removal of the decay and damaged pulp, as well as cleaning and shaping of the canals.

Once the canals are prepped, they are filled and sealed with a material. If needed, a post may be inserted to maintain the restoration. Filling material is then injected into the remaining space to create the final restoration.

Concerned about how much pain's involved with your endodontic treatment? At Creek View Dental, we do everything we can to ensure your root canal procedure is as pain-free as possible.  

Crowns Provide Further Strength to Your Damaged Tooth

If necessary, your dentist at Creek View Dental will provide you with information about fitting your tooth with a crown following the root canal.

Not only do crowns help restore teeth to their regular shape, but they also help strengthen the tooth and improve esthetics.

Experience a Pain-Free Tooth Once Again!

The dental professionals at Creek View Dental ensure that your infected tooth gets back to normal as soon as possible after your root canal.

If you have questions or concerns following your root canal, Creek View Dental is here to answer them! Call us anytime, and we will gladly set your mind at ease by providing helpful solutions.

Root Canal Experts in St. Catharines

We get it - having a root canal is not as enjoyable as a walk in the park! To help make your root canal treatment less stressful, rest assured knowing that we have highly experienced dental staff ready to treat your issue.

We keep you informed along the way, and are here for you if you ever experience an issue following your root canal.

Contact Creek View Dental for Your Root Canal

When you have tooth pain or are in need of a root canal, there's no time to waste. Contact the professionals at Creek View Dental to schedule an appointment today if you live in the St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Thorold, Welland or surrounding areas. Let our professional staff get you back to enjoying a pain-free smile as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canal Procedures

What is root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy is a dental procedure used to treat an infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the damaged pulp from the tooth, cleaning and shaping the root canals, and then filling and sealing them.

Why do I need a root canal procedure?

If you have a tooth that is infected or has damaged pulp, root canal therapy may be recommended to save the tooth.

How long does root canal treatment take?

The length of root canal treatment depends on the severity of the infection and the number of root canals that need to be treated. The procedure typically takes one or two visits to the dentist.

Is root canal therapy painful?

Some patients may experience discomfort during root canal therapy, but this is usually due to the infection and not the procedure itself. Your dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area and help ensure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure.

What should I expect after root canal treatment?

After root canal treatment, your tooth may be sensitive for a few days. You may also need to take over-the-counter pain medication to help with any discomfort. It is important to brush and floss regularly and see your dentist for follow-up appointments as recommended.

How much does root canal therapy cost?

The cost of root canal therapy depends on several factors, including the severity of the infection and the number of root canals that need to be treated. Your dentist or dental insurance provider can give you a better estimate of the cost once these factors have been determined.

Is root canal treatment covered by dental insurance?

Root canal treatment is typically covered by dental insurance. However, you should check with your insurance provider to verify coverage prior to the procedure.

What are the risks of root canal treatment?

There are very few risks associated with root canal treatment. The most common complication is a temporary increase in tooth sensitivity after the procedure. In rare cases, the infection may return or the root canal may become blocked.

What are the alternatives to root canal treatment?

If root canal treatment is not an option, the tooth will need to be extracted. This is usually only considered as a last resort.

I'm still not sure if root canal therapy is right for me. Who can I talk to?

If you're still not sure if root canal therapy is the right treatment for you, your dentist can answer any questions you may have and help you make an informed decision.

Visit Creek View Dental for Your Root Canal Needs

If you are experiencing tooth pain or think you may need a root canal procedure, don't hesitate to contact Creek View Dental. We will work with you to determine the best course of treatment and get you back to enjoying a pain-free smile as soon as possible.



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