Choosing an Endodontist for Your Root Canal
Just the phrase root canal can be enough to strike fear in the hearts of dental patients, but at Calgary Dental Clinics, we have the knowledge, technology and expertise to make your root canal as smooth and painless as possible.
Our team of endodontists are specialists, well-versed in creating a comfortable and compassionate environment for every client.
Unlike other dental clinics, at Calgary Dental Clinics, you don’t have to be referred to an endodontist—you can receive a root canal right here in our office, in a familiar setting.
Along with providing a relaxing environment, we also walk you through each step of the process, answering any questions you may have about your root canal, as thoroughly as possible.
Signs You May Need a Root Canal
You may need to visit an endodontist if you experience some of these symptoms, frequently associated with the need for a root canal:
- Tooth and gum pain that occurs often
- A visible cavity, particularly one that’s large in size
- Tooth sensitivity to both hot and cold, as well as pressure
- A bad taste or odor in the mouth near the affected area
- Swollen lymph nodes can be a sign you need a root canal
- Swollen gums near the affected area
- A darkly discolored tooth
In some cases if a root canal is needed, emergency care from an endodontist may be required, in the event an infection has reached the jaw bone.
If this occurs, contact the team at the Calgary Dental Clinics, where we provide convenient extended and emergency hours.
What Happens During a Root Canal?
During a root canal there are several procedure options, including extraction of the affected tooth, or the more commonly used root canal therapy.
Your endodontist will discuss the available options with you, and allow you to understand your procedure in a way that’s clear, concise and will help ease your fears.
Additionally, for added peace of mind, we also provide the option of sedation dentistry. Sedation or sleep dentistry can never replace working with a trusted care provider, but can be used in addition to having a strong relationship with your endodontist.Our primary goal is always to provide an environment where you feel safe and empowered to make the right decisions about your dental and oral healthcare.
When you become a patient of one of our clinics, you receive all of your dental care under one roof, so there’s never the fear of the unknown or having to undergo a root canal in an unfamiliar location, which is why Calgary Dental Clinics remain the most reputable and well-respected dental practices in the area.