Let the Joly Dental Care Team Take Care of Your Root Canal Treatment in Downtown Edmonton!

Due to the stereotypical pain attached to them, hearing your dentist say you need a root canal can often trigger a certain level of anxiety. However, at Joly Dental Care in Edmonton, Alberta, our dentist, Dr. Joly, does everything he can to make sure your procedure is as painless as possible, and we stay in constant communication with you to ensure acceptable comfort levels are maintained. Often, administering appropriate levels of local anesthesia is enough to successfully and comfortably carry out a root canal procedure.

Edmonton Dentists on When a Root Canal is Required?

In most cases, we are able to treat and clean your teeth without the need for major or intrusive procedures. Occasionally, however, some patients with severe cavities or tooth damage will require additional treatments on the nerve canal of their tooth.

While the option to remove the affected tooth, and have it replaced with bridgework or dental implants is always a possibility, having a root canal procedure performed by a licensed dentist is essentially a much simpler procedure. Aside from the stigma of pain attached to them, root canals can resolve the dental issue quicker, and with a lower risk of damage to your mouth than other, more invasive, procedures.

Signs of Requiring a Root Canal

More often than not, tooth sensitivity comes and goes on its own. However, certain symptoms should raise a red flag for you. Contact our Edmonton dentists immediately if you experience any of the following indicators:

  • High sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Pain when biting
  • Facial swelling
  • Constant throbbing pain

A comprehensive dental exam will enable our dentists to identify and diagnose the exact cause of the pain, sensitivity, and swelling, and we will be able to decipher precisely what needs to be done to remedy it. If a root canal is required, Joly Dental Care’s Edmonton clinic has the necessary equipment to perform the simple procedure in-house.

Root canal procedures are most often carried out with a strict adherence to precise, yet simple, steps. If you’re going in for a root canal, expect your dentist to carry out the following:

  • Administration of a local anesthetic to the area requiring work.
  • Placement of a rubber dam around affected tooth, in order to prevent saliva bacteria from getting into it.
  • Creation of a small opening in your tooth. This enables your dentist to gain access to your tooth’s root canal system, as well as the damaged pulp.
  • Removal of pulp, as well as a thorough cleaning of the root canal system, with the use of specific dental instruments.
  • Filling and sealing of the cleaned canal.
  • Finally, after the procedure is successfully carried out, your dentist will seal the opening with a filling.

Once the actual root canal procedure is complete, we cover your tooth in a dental crown that strengthens and protects it, as well as improves its appearance. Additionally, our dentist will supply you with comprehensive information on how to properly care for your tooth, as well as how to prevent swelling, pain, and future decay.

Prevent the Need for a Root Canal

The best way to prevent the need for a root canal is to make regular appointments with your dentist. By regularly getting your teeth checked, you will be able to get timely cavity treatment when needed, and your dentist will provide preventative dental protection before decay becomes severe enough to require a root canal.

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