Root Canal Services

A root canal is the treatment performed when the
nerves and/or blood vessels in the tooth become
infected or inflamed.

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Benefits of a Root Canal Treatment

Saving your natural tooth is always the most desirable option both for your health and finances in the long run. You will experience a better quality of life versus having a gap or dentures. Another benefit of root canal treatment is that it would be cheaper than an implant which would be the closest replacement if you had to lose the tooth. Implants while extremely beneficial can cost thousands of dollars while maintaining your natural tooth is the best option and cheapest way to maintain your quality of life.

A root canal will take away the extreme pain and most importantly reduce further risk by removing the infection. If not treated, not only will it damage your oral health but it could affect the rest of your body as well.

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Before & After a Root Canal Procedure

Before a root canal procedure, it is important to be properly prepared to allow for a safe procure and smooth recovery process. Local anaesthetic is used during the procedure, which leaves you feeling numb for a few hours. This can make eating and drinking difficult, so it is best to eat before you arrive at your appointment. It is also best to stay away from hot foods since you may not be able to feel the exact temperature, you could burn yourself without realizing it.

After a root canal procedure, it is normal to feel tenderness around the area where the root canal was done. Remain cautious while eating and avoid chewing hard foods so that you don’t end up with another infection or a broken tooth before you are fully healed. Get in touch with Warmstone Family Dentistry today for more information on root canal treatments.

Why Choose Warmstone Family Dentistry?

Looking for a dental practice in Ottawa? Find out why Warmstone Family Dentistry is the top-rated dental practice in Stittsville.

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Our Root Canal Process

1 Freezing (local anesthesia) is administered.

2 For hygienic purposes to protect the tooth from further bacteria while being worked on, a rubber dam is placed around the tooth.

3 The dentist cleans out the canal by removing the infection (pulp) from the tooth. Once cleaned the canal is filled and sealed.

In most cases, a crown is needed after a root canal. At Warmstone Family Dentistry we use state-of-the-art technology called CEREC. The CEREC machine allows us to create and place the crown in the same visit. There is no need for a temporary crown which can be inconvenient and uncomfortable. This will provide a more comfortable fit and natural look & feel. Contact us today to find out more.

Root Canal Symptoms to Watch for

The purpose of a root canal is to clean out the decay and save an infected tooth from further damage. The only way to be sure that you require a root canal is to visit a dentist. However, there are several symptoms to watch for that tell you that you should see your dentist as soon as possible! These symptoms include:

  • Persistent pain
  • Sensitivity to hot & cold
  • Swollen gums
  • Tooth discolouration
  • Tooth feels loose

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, get in touch with our dental clinic in Stittsville so that our dentists can determine whether you need a root canal.

patient waiting for a root canal after having symptoms

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of getting a root canal?
The purpose of a root canal treatment is to save the natural tooth. If the natural tooth is able to be saved, it is a more desirable option for your health and more financially friendly in the long-run. Alternative methods involve extractions or implants that can end up being more invasive and costly if they require follow-up appointments and procedures.

Contact our clinic today to learn more about why a root canal might be the best option for you.

How do I know if I need a root canal?
Root canal procedures are needed when a tooth becomes inflamed or infected. That being said, some common symptoms you might be feeling if you need a root canal are:

  • Severe tooth pain and/or tooth sensitivity that worsens over time
  • Swollen of tender gums near the infected area and bad breath 
  • Puss-filled pimple around the gum 
  • Abscess in the jawbone 
  • Darkening of the tooth

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact Warmstone Family Dentistry so that our team can assess whether you are in need of a root canal procedure.

What should I expect after a root canal?

Due to the nature of a root canal procedure, it will be normal to feel tenderness around the area where the root canal procedure was performed. Our dentists and hygienists will walk you through the necessary steps to ensure a smooth recovery after a root canal. It is recommended to be cautious around the tooth when eating until you have fully healed. Aggressive chewing and food particles can cause another infection in the tooth or cause the tooth to break before being fully healed.

Contact our clinic today for more information about root canals!

What is involved during a root canal procedure?

A root canal procedure is performed to save a natural tooth that is inflamed or infected. Our skilled dentists administer a local anaesthetic to make sure the procedure is as pain-free as possible. We place a rubber dam around the tooth being worked on to prevent any further bacteria. The canal is then cleaned out by removing the infection and then filled and sealed.

In most cases, we recommend a dental crown be used to protect the root canal. At Warmstone, we use sate-of-the-art technology called CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics). We are able to take impressions quickly and create a precisely fitted dental crown all in one appointment.

Our clinic aims to provide a stress-free spa-like atmosphere for our clients. Contact us today if you are interested in our root canal procedure.

How can I prepare for a root canal procedure?

Like most dental procedures there are certain considerations to follow to prepare for a safe procedure and to ensure a smooth recovery. Since we use a local anaesthetic for the procedure, it is important that you eat before arriving at your appointment. Anaesthetics can leave you feeling numb for a few hours, which can make eating difficult. We also recommend you get a good night’s sleep before the procedure and stay well rested after the procedure. This can contribute to a smooth recovery since our bodies naturally “repair” themselves when asleep or in a restful state.

If you have any more questions about how to prepare for a root canal procedure, contact our click today!

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