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Preserve Your Teeth and Oral Health with Root Canal Treatment

Dr. Andres Marquez Guzman and the team in Airdrie, Alberta, try everything possible to preserve your natural teeth. If you have tooth damage or decay, we offer several options, including dental crowns and fillings. Root canal treatment is yet another restorative procedure we use to save teeth. Root canals at Creekside Dental Care involve removing the damaged inner tooth structure and restoring your tooth with a filling or crown for long-term function and aesthetics. 

Signs you may need a root canal

Your tooth needs a root canal when harmful bacteria seep into the pulp chamber through faultlines created by a deep cavity, crack, or faulty dental work. Sometimes, a dental blow on your tooth may damage the living tissue, causing irreversible inflammation. 

But how can you tell you need a root canal? The following are symptoms of endodontic problems.

  • Severe toothache
  • Tooth tenderness when chewing or biting
  • Swollen face or gums
  • A pimple-like swelling on the gums
  • Tooth discoloration as the pulp chamber dies off 
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold drinks

If you suspect a root canal infection, don’t postpone treatment. Otherwise, the infection can spread and affect the supporting bone. This could potentially lead to complications such as tooth loss and serious systemic health issues. Seeking prompt dental attention is essential for a timely resolution. The sooner you consult with your dentist, the more favorable the outcome.

What to expect from the root canal procedure

While Dr. Guzman offers root canals, sometimes, we may refer your case to a trusted doctor. Whatever the case, expect a painless and comfortable experience. Contrary to common beliefs about endodontic treatment, modern root canals are virtually pain-free. Thanks to modern anesthetics and gentle techniques, your root canal treatment is no more painful than a tooth filling—just a bit lengthier. 

During a root canal, the dentist removes the infected nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues through an opening created at the top of the tooth. Next, the doctor thoroughly cleans and sanitizes your tooth to remove all traces of harmful bacteria. As this process weakens the tooth and increases its susceptibility to infections, we will fill the vacant chamber and canals with a rubber-like material (gutta-percha).

Finally, we restore your tooth with a dental crown. A crown bolsters your tooth’s strength and enhances its aesthetic appeal, blending seamlessly with your natural teeth. Your treated tooth lasts many years with proper care, providing lasting functionality and beauty. 

Save your tooth with root canal therapy!

Looking for root canal services in Airdrie, Alberta? Call (587) 600-1089 to reserve an appointment with Creekside Dental Care for comfortable root canal treatment.

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Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.

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