Root Canal Therapy in Nepean - Nepean Dentist - Nepean Dentures

Do you experience or suffer from mild to severe toothaches? Do you experience tooth sensitivity to extreme temperatures of hot and cold? If the answer is yes to both, there is a possibility that you may require a root canal treatment. At the Dental Health Practice, located in Nepean, Ontario, our Nepean dentist, Dr. Janet S. Leith is pleased to provide root canal therapy to help alleviate your tooth pain. A root canal is essentially a comprehensive treatment that involves salvaging a severely damaged, infected, or decayed tooth as opposed to extracting the tooth in its entirety. Inside a tooth, there is a soft tissue in the root canal called the pulp. A root canal treatment is often required and necessary, when the pulp either becomes inflamed or infected. This inflammation or infection is caused by several factors including but not limited to, cavities that lead to tooth decay, repeated dental treatments on the tooth, and damage to the tooth as a result of injury. If left untreated it could lead to more severe pain and abscess. 


A root canal treatment may seem like a daunting or frightening procedure to undertake. However, here at the Dental Health Practice, our Nepean dentists are equipped with modern tools and anesthetics, that enable them to provide a comfortable experience while you undergo the root canal procedure. When you undergo our root canal treatment at the Dental Health Practice, our Nepean dentist will first numb the affected tooth with an anesthetic, then drill an opening through the crown of your tooth towards the chamber of the pulp. Once inside, our Nepean dentist will then remove either the inflamed or infected tissue, cleaning the canal in the process. The procedure is complete when the root canal is filled with a material called gutta percha, and sealed with a crown. 


If you experience severe pain when you chew or bite, your gums are swollen or tender, and your tooth is sensitive towards hot or cold temperatures, then contact Dr. Janet S. Leith, our Nepean dentist, to set up an appointment to treat your root canal today.

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