Root canal therapy is a tooth-saving procedure, treating the inside of your tooth.
What is root canal treatment?
A root canal helps preserve your tooth and save it from needing to be extracted.
This procedure may be necessary when the inside of your tooth becomes inflamed or infected usually from deep decay, faulty dental procedures, or a crack or chip in the tooth. If left untreated, this can cause significant pain and lead to the loss of your tooth.
After restoration, the tooth will continue to function like any other tooth.
Is it painful?
When it comes to root canals, Ottawa patients fear this procedure will cause major discomfort. However, many patients are surprised to find this procedure causes little to no discomfort—for most, it is very similar to having a routine filling, and can often be completed in about an hour.
Your comfort is our top priority
We know this procedure can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. Your concerns and comforts are our top priority. We’ll spend time talking you through the process and offer oral sedation or local anesthesia to help you feel calm and relaxed.
If you’ve been putting off a painful tooth, there’s no need to wait any longer. Our friendly, experienced team is here to help relieve your discomfort and allay any fears you may have about root canals at our Ottawa practice.