Do you have lingering tooth pain? Have you been told that you require a Root Canal? At Scenic Acres Dental Centre, we perform NW Calgary Root Canal Therapy for teeth that cannot be repaired with a filling alone.
Your Choice for Root Canal Therapy in NW Calgary
Reasons Why Teeth Require Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy is carried out when the nerve inside your tooth — called the pulp — is infected or has become exposed due to advanced tooth decay or injury. When the nerve inside the tooth becomes infected or exposed, an infection known as an abscess may occur inside the tooth or in the bone, at the tip of your root. This abscess will destroy the bone surrounding the tooth and may cause severe pain and discomfort.
Symptoms of a Dying Tooth
Common symptoms that the tooth is dying or injured include:
- Pain and pressure in the area of the infected tooth.
- Teeth become reactive to hot or cold food and beverages.
- The color of the tooth starts to slowly darken, suggesting the nerve has died.
- Pain and tenderness in your gums become more frequent and painful.
- Tooth pain wakes you up in the middle of the night and affects the quality of your sleep.
- Spontaneous, throbbing tooth pain is not relieved with over-the-counter pain medications.
Root Canal Myths
There are many myths associated with root canal therapy. The most common myth associated with Root Canal Therapy is its a very painful procedure. In reality, Root Canal Therapy is carried out to relieve pain and discomfort for teeth that are diseased and infection. The Scenic Acres Dental Centre team pays very close attention to your comfort level during and after your NW Calgary Root Canal therapy, and we make adjustments along the way to ensure your comfort is maintained.
How We Can Save Your Teeth with our NW Calgary Root Canal Therapy
Saving your natural teeth is always our first priority — preserving your natural teeth is our goal. There are situations when root canal therapy is not an ideal treatment option, and the need for an extraction is unavoidable.
When your tooth cannot be saved with root canal therapy, we plan your treatment to replace the missing tooth with dental implants, dental bridges, or partial dentures to restore the function of your teeth, to prevent the neighboring teeth from shifting and moving.
Preventing root canal therapy can be achieved by maintaining proper oral hygiene practices, choosing a healthy diet, and by wearing a custom sports mouthguard to prevent injury to the teeth. Regular dental visits with our Dental Team to diagnose and treat underlying issues early, before they also progress greatly reducing your risk of infection and ultimately the need for root canal therapy.