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Root Canal's

Saving your teeth is a better choice than extracting them!

Root Canal's
Saving your teeth is a better choice than extracting them!

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Most people have pre-conceived notions that root canal treatment is filled with pain and discomfort. In fact, root canal therapy doesn’t cause pain. It actually relieves it! Advances in dental technology have made root canal therapy virtually a pain-free experience. We, at Alliance Dental Specialists will be able to diagnose and use our many years of experience to successfully treat your infected tooth.

When the inside, or pulp of a tooth becomes infected, you feel pain. Removing the pulp (blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue) inside your tooth will only affect your perception of hot and cold but your tooth will survive.

Common symptoms of a root canal infection include:

  • Sharp, acute and intense pain
  • Sharp pain when biting down
  • Lingering pain after eating hot or cold foods
  • Dull ache and pressure
  • Tenderness and swelling in the nearby gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your family dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, our Alliance endodontic specialists in Oakville will inform you at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment.

Alliance Dental Specialists in Oakville makes root canal therapy a pain-free experience. The pre-conceived notions that root canal treatment is painful and uncomfortable is not true. Root canal therapy relieves pain, it does not cause pain or discomfort.

Do you want to learn more about Root Canal Treatment?

Please take a moment and watch this short video that explains the root canal treatment and how it can help relieve the pain and discomfort.

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Re-Treatment

With the appropriate care, your teeth that have had endodontic treatment will last as long as other natural teeth. Yet, a tooth that has received treatment may fail to heal or pain may continue to exist. Sometimes, the pain may occur months or years after treatment. If so, Endodontic Retreatment may be needed.

Causes for improper healing include a cracked or loose filling, new decay, fractured tooth, crown or restoration not placed in a timely manner after root canal therapy, persistent infections, or insufficient primary treatment of complicated canals.

Once retreatment has been selected as a solution to your problem, the doctors at Alliance Dental Specialists will reopen your tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. This restorative material will be removed to enable access to the root canal. The endodontic specialist will now clean your canals and carefully examine the inside of the problematic tooth. Once cleaned, we will fill and seal the canals and place a temporary filling in the tooth. At this point, you will need to return to your dentist as soon as possible in order to have a new crown or restoration placed on the tooth to restore full functionality.

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Surgery

Root Canal Retreatment

Generally a root canal is all that is needed to save a tooth with injured pulp from extraction. Occasionally, this non-surgical procedure will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your Alliance endodontic specialist will recommend root canal surgery. Root canal endodontic surgery is an in-office procedure that is performed to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still manifest pain in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone may also be treated with this procedure. The most common surgery used to save damaged teeth is an apicoectomy or root-end resection.

An incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the bone and surrounding inflamed tissue. The damaged tissue is removed along with the end of the root tip. A root-end filling is placed to prevent reinfection of the root and the gum is sutured. The bone naturally heals around the root over a period of months restoring full function.

Root Canal Surgery - Alliance Dental Specialists Oakville

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1 (800) 361-7203

Fax: 905-849-8428

Available from 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

1525 Cornwall Road, Unit 21
Oakville, ON L6J 0B2

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