Preserve Your Smile With Root Canal Therapy

At The Dental Health Practice on Merivale in Nepean, we’re continually focused on our patients' oral health and well-being. Root canal therapy is a highly beneficial dental procedure that can save a severely damaged or infected tooth, allowing patients to maintain their natural smile while protecting their oral health.

Who is a candidate for root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy is recommended for individuals who have a severely damaged or infected tooth. Common reasons a patient may need a root canal:

Decay: Deep cavities that reach the tooth's pulp can cause infection and inflammation, necessitating root canal treatment.

Trauma: Teeth that have experienced significant trauma, such as fractures or cracks, may require root canal therapy if the pulp is exposed or damaged.

Infection: When a tooth is infected due to untreated decay or injury, the root canal procedure can save the tooth from extraction.

What benefits does this procedure provide?

Pain Relief: Root canal therapy effectively alleviates toothache and discomfort caused by infection or inflammation, restoring oral comfort.

Preservation of Natural Teeth: Root canal treatment helps patients preserve their natural tooth, which is often the best option for maintaining a healthy and functioning smile.

Prevention of Infection Spread: By removing the infected pulp and sealing the tooth, root canal therapy prevents the infection from spreading to other teeth and the surrounding gums.

Restoration of Tooth Function: After the root canal procedure, a dental crown is usually placed on the treated tooth, restoring its strength and function.

How do you know if you need a root canal?

While not all cases of tooth pain require root canal therapy, several signs indicate that the procedure may be necessary:

Persistent Toothache: Severe, constant tooth pain, especially when chewing or applying pressure, may indicate the need for a root canal.

Tooth Sensitivity: Heightened sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures that lingers even after the stimulus is removed can be a sign of tooth nerve involvement.

Swelling or Abscess: If you notice swelling or a pimple-like bump on the gums near the affected tooth, it may indicate a dental infection.

Discoloration: Darkening or discoloration of the tooth may be a sign of internal damage.

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, please call us today for a thorough assessment. We’re here to help you protect, support, and preserve your beautiful smile!

Contact Us About Root Canal Therapy Today!

  • Remove pain and infection from a damaged tooth
  • Experience a safe and effective procedure
  • Prevent the spread of infection to nearby teeth
  • Avoid tooth extraction
  • Prioritize your oral health!