A Root Canal is performed to save a tooth that is infected due to a large filling, deep decay, fractured enamel, cracked tooth or trauma. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it, filling and sealing it. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma.
“Root canal” is the term used to describe the pulp chamber that harbors the nerve inside the tooth. The signs of a root canal are:
- Severe throbbing pain
- Swelling and high bite on the tooth
- Hypersensitivity to hot and cold temperature
- Severe pain upon chewing and pressure
- Discolored tooth
Sherwood Park Dental performs Root Canals. We help you restore your best smile and make it last a lifetime. For more information about our Root Canal treatments, please visit or call our office today. We will be glad to answer your questions and inquiries.