Root Canal Therapy2019-08-02T19:57:36+00:00

Root Canal Therapy

Find immediate relief and save your tooth

Root canal therapy is the process of removing the infected, injured or dead pulp from your tooth. The pulp of your tooth is made up of blood vessels and nerves which normally keep your tooth happy and healthy. If bacteria gets into this vulnerable core, it can become infected and abscessed. This is a very serious matter and the cause of root canal pain.

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The Root Canal
Treatment Plan

It’s not like it used to be! With proper care, we can perform a root canal with very little pain or discomfort. Here’s how:

  • Diagnosis and Treatment Plan

    The first step requires an x-ray of the tooth and the surrounding bone to assess the infection. The dentist or endodontist may prescribe antibiotics to help control infection and inflammation. The pressure from infected swelling is what makes an abscess so painful– antibiotics will alleviate that pressure.

  • Prepping the tooth

    When we’re ready to perform the root canal, we will carefully numb the area before freezing your gums, teeth and the surrounding area. Your comfort and peace-of-mind are important to us. An access hole is drilled into the tooth. The pulp, bacteria, decayed nerve tissue, and related debris are removed.

  • Sealing the tooth

    Depending on the severity of the abscess, we may put some medicine inside the tooth to completely clear up any infection. If the procedure requires multiple visits, a temporary filling will be applied. At this point, you will already feel some relief.

    Only when your tooth is thoroughly cleaned and healthy can it be permanently sealed.

Questions & Answers

Are root canals as painful as they say?2019-08-02T19:50:15+00:00

Thanks to modern technology, and our highly trained team of dentists and dental hygienists, root canal treatments now involve minimal to no pain at all.

Do I need a root canal?2019-08-02T19:50:51+00:00

Some of the signs and symptoms that you may need a root canal are; severe toothaches while applying pressure or chewing, continued sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, discolouration of the tooth, and swelling and tenderness of the gums. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms it is important to contact us so that we can examine your situation and decide if you are a candidate for a root canal procedure.

What causes the damage that leads to a root canal in the first place?2019-08-02T19:51:12+00:00

Damage can occur due to deep decay, trauma, a loose filling or crown or a crack or chip in the tooth. A root canal salvages your tooth and prevents the spread of infection.

Why does the pulp have to be removed? Can’t I just take antibiotics?2019-08-02T19:51:37+00:00

By the time you realize you need a root canal, your tooth pulp and nerve have already begun to decay. This infected tissue will never fully heal and would only become infected again. Removing the pulp is the only safe option.

Are root canals covered by insurance?2019-08-02T19:52:03+00:00

You must contact your insurance provider to find out what they cover. After a consultation, we can provide you with an estimate to send to your provider. We strongly encourage you to make a root canal a high priority. Please speak to us if you feel any hesitation.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Mitch G.

“I am very particular with my dental hygiene and hold very high standards to those professionals who I entrust with my teeth upkeep, and I can confidently say that Sky Dental has meet my expectations.”

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“Sky Dental is a great place to go to for your dental needs. The staff are friendly they make you feel comfortable. I like the use of technology very efficient.”

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“Staff is so welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable. Made me feel at ease and they really wanted to help take care of my pain.”

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Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 1E1

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