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At Riverside Family Dentistry in Ottawa, our dentists perform root canal procedures to save damaged teeth and ward off the need for extraction.

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Root Canals, Ottawa Dentist

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure where your dentist removes decayed material (blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues) from the interior of a damaged tooth. Without a root canal, damaged teeth will quickly die and require extraction. 

Your dentist will begin by removing the diseased tissue from the tooth. Next, they will clean and disinfect the inner chamber and fill it with medicated material to prevent infection. To finish the procedure, the tooth is generally capped with a dental restoration, such as a dental crown. 

Benefits of a Root Canal

A root canal treatment helps relieve your symptoms, save your natural tooth, and limit the need for more extensive dental work in the future. 

By removing the decay and bacteria from the inner tooth, your dentist can help halt the spread of infection and restore the healthy portion of the tooth.

Most patients who have root canals experience little discomfort or pain, and enjoy a restored tooth. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.

Signs You Need a Root Canal

If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms below, contact us. Our dental team will be able to diagnose the issue, and determine treatment.

  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Severe toothache pain
  • Swelling and/or tenderness

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