Root Canals

Our Pickering dentists perform routine root canals to relieve any pain or symptoms caused by a damaged tooth nerve, and to help restore the function of the tooth. 

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What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a safe and effective dental procedure during which your dentist removes damaged pulp from the interior of the tooth, preventing the need for an extraction. 

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The Root Canal Procedure

During a root canal procedure, your dentist will remove the damaged pulp of your tooth, including blood vessels and nerves.

Next, they will thoroughly clean the space and fill it with medicated dental materials.

Then, your dentist will fill in the space with a dental filling, or cover it with a crown to help restore the tooth's function. 

Contact your dentist to make an appointment to see if you need a root canal. They will be able to diagnose and treat the issue. 

Signs & Symptoms

You may need a root canal if you experience any of the following issues:

  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Severe toothache pain
  • Swelling and/or tenderness

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Dental Hygiene  •  Crowns  •  Bridges  •  Fillings  •  Dentures  •  Fluoride Treatment  •  Root Canals  •  TMD Treatment  •  Gum Therapy

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