Restoring a Decayed Tooth with a Root Canal: Edmonton Patients Turn to Southwest Smiles

When dental decay reaches the innermost layer of a tooth, also known as the pulp, the tooth’s nerves and blood vessels can become infected and will eventually die. To remove the infection, dentists will often recommend a procedure called a root canal. Edmonton patients of all ages can be candidates for root canals, and our clinic saves hundreds of teeth each year with this safe and highly successful procedure.

What can you expect during a root canal? Your dentist will create a small opening in the tooth, where they will insert tiny files to remove any infected tissue from the canal, and a filling material is used to prevent the spread of infection. A root canal is performed under local anaesthesia.

If you live in Edmonton and you would like to learn more about this procedure or how you might benefit, please call us to schedule an appointment.