An infected or inflamed nerve can cause a lot of pain. You may find your tooth is very hot or cold-sensitive and it hurts when chewing. We can perform a root canal – or endodontic treatment — to allow you to keep your tooth.

Do I Need a Root Canal?

Root canals are needed once the tissue among the tooth, also referred to as the pulp has an infection. Infection of the pulp may occur from deep tooth decay, trauma to the teeth or cracked/chipped teeth.

Symptoms that indicate a possible root canal may include:

  • pain or sensitivity to hot and or cold
  • spontaneous pain
  • pain to pressure or biting
  • dull ache
  • sharp shooting pain
  • facial swelling

What is Involved in my Root Canal Treatment?

If a patient is experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, it may be necessary for a root canal. The root canal procedure is essentially extracting the unhealthy pulp from the tooth. During the root canal procedure, the dentist will surgically remove the infected pulp, thoroughly clean the area, finish and sealed to ensure proper patient healing.

The West GP Dental Difference

Typically, a root canal procedure usually takes 1-2 visits to our Dentists in Grande Prairie, after the procedure, we will help you with pain-management protocol, so you will experience very little post-operative discomfort. The root canal procedure is meant to fully restore and save your tooth, avoiding extraction.

Call 780-833-8600 now to schedule your consultation and see how we can help protect your smile.

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What is a root canal?

The root canal system is the space inside the hard layers of your teeth. It consists of soft pulp with nerves and blood vessels. We give you a local anesthetic at the beginning of the procedure. Then, with fine dental equipment, we remove the infected, injured, or dead pulp from your tooth. We seal it, and sometimes top it up with a filling.

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Hi! I'm Dr. Stephen Schalk

BSc, DDS, Owner at West Grande Prairie Dental

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