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Airdrie Root Canal Therapy

Your Airdrie Choice for Root Canal Therapy!

North Main Family Dental is pleased to offer root canal therapy, a common procedure performed to treat the nerve inside the tooth and save it from extraction. Unfortunately, teeth are unable to heal themselves. Root canal therapy can be performed to save a tooth that is diseased, infected, fractured, or has become non-vital over time, thereby reducing the need for extraction.

Root Canal Therapy

What is a Root Canal, and why is it necessary?

When a tooth becomes diseased or is dying, a root canal is performed to save the tooth from extraction. More specially, it is performed when the inner tissue of a tooth (called the pulp) becomes infected or exposed. This happens when the hard outer shell of the tooth (called the enamel) has failed, and the interior pulp has become compromised. The most common reasons for the pulp of a tooth to become compromised are a fracture or crack in the tooth, an injury to the tooth, or a deep cavity. If the injury or infection is left untreated, severe pain can result, leading to a dental abscess, infection, and the possible loss of the tooth. Since teeth cannot heal themselves after trauma or disease has occurred to the nerve, root canal therapy is a vital dental treatment that can save your teeth.

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We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call North Main Family Dental at (403) 980-0056 to set up a new Root Canal Therapy appointment today!

The Root Canal Myth

The traditional myth of Root Canal Therapy is that it is very painful. The truth is quite the contrary! Contrary to popular belief, performing root canal therapy relieves the pain and discomfort commonly associated with abscessed teeth and infection. Our dedicated North Main Family Dental team is attentive to your comfort both during and after the procedure. Patients with anxiety about root canal therapy have the option to consider one of our sedation options during their procedure.

Symptoms that Indicate You May Have an Infected or Compromised Tooth, and May Require a Root Canal?

Surprisingly, there are sometimes no outward signs that the tooth is unhealthy. At some point, however, you may notice one (or more) of the following signs:

  • Any pressure on the tooth causes a sharp pain
  • Your tooth becomes much more sensitive to hot or cold. The sensation lingers even after the source is removed.
  • Your tooth begins to darken
  • You experience tenderness in your gums
  • You have tooth pain that interrupts your sleep
  • You experience spontaneous, throbbing tooth pain

Do I need to have a Root Canal?

Where possible, saving your natural teeth is always recommended by our dental team! Ideally, you want to keep your natural teeth. The only alternative to root canal therapy, however, is having the tooth extracted.

When a tooth is beyond repair and cannot be saved by a root canal treatment, or you choose not to proceed with a root canal on a particular tooth, the only alternative is to have the tooth extracted and replaced with an implant, bridge, or denture to restore chewing function and prevent neighbouring teeth from shifting.

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Root Canal Prevention

The best way to prevent the need for a root canal treatment is by maintaining good oral hygiene, a healthy diet, and taking proper safety measures during sports by using a proper sports mouthguard. Additionally, a tooth becomes vulnerable to deep infections that affect the pulp because of the repeated need for dental treatment to the tooth, such as deep fillings.

No matter what condition your teeth are in, it is never too late to apply these preventative principles to protect your teeth. The North Main Family Dental team is here to help you and advise you on the path to good oral health. Please contact North Main Family Dental at (403) 980-0056 or book an appointment today to discuss your specific dental needs.


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