Wesbrook Village Dental Centre

Root Canals

Root Canals in Vancouver

When cavities develop in the enamel (the hard white surface of the tooth), it provides a passage for bacteria to enter the soft dental pulp inside, causing a tooth infection. In such cases, your dentist will treat the tooth with a root canal.

How Do I Know if I Need a Root Canal?

If an infection is not treated promptly, it may spread to the tooth roots and damage the entire tooth. It is important to be aware of the signs that may indicate you have a tooth infection, as early treatment is key to maintaining your oral health.

  • Toothache
  • An abscessed tooth
  • Lingering sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks
  • Swollen face or jaw
  • Swollen gums
  • Discolouration of the gums
  • A high temperature

What Is the Procedure for a Root Canal?

A root canal is a common dental procedure performed with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort to the patient. The dentist will access the pulp by creating a wider hole in the tooth. They will then remove the infected portion of the tooth, clean the area, and fill it with a dental filling. If you suffer from dental anxiety, discuss possible sedation options with your dentist prior to your visit.

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