Root canal Ottawa
We offer root canal therapy to save your tooth, relieve pain, and restore a healthy smile.
A reliable way to save your natural tooth
A root canal restores and saves a damaged or diseased tooth, allowing you to continue with your daily activities without pain. It also prevents the need to extract the tooth and replace it with a dental implant.
Benefits of getting a root canal
- Saves tooth
- Relieves pain
- Natural appearance
- Short treatment
- Efficient chewing
- Natural biting force
Our trusted and experienced Ottawa dentists welcome new patients for root canals.
Do I need a root canal?
A root canal is needed when a tooth’s soft, innermost layer, called the pulp, becomes infected or the tooth is nearly dead.
During a root canal, a dentist removes the infected pulp, cleans out the inside of the tooth, and then fills the area.
If you think you may need a root canal, don’t worry. It’s a common procedure that has helped millions of people restore damaged teeth and maintain a healthy smile.
Symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal:
- Intense pain when chewing or biting.
- Pimples on gums.
- A chipped or cracked tooth.
- Inflamed gums.
- Lingering pain after eating hot or cold foods.
- A dull aching sensation.
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, we recommend that you talk to a dentist. Our skilled Ottawa dentists can help determine if a root canal is right for you.
Root canal process in Ottawa
Thanks to advancements in technology, root canals have become a quick, reliable, and relatively painless procedure.
Step 1: Consult with your dentist
The first step to getting a root canal is to consult with your dentist. They will examine your teeth and determine if root canal therapy is the best treatment option for you.
Step 2: Preparing the area
Your dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the area, so that your root canal is as pain-free as possible. In some cases, dental sedation may be used to put you to sleep. We offer sedation dentistry for a stress-free experience.
Step 3: Cleaning the roots
Your dentist opens the tooth and cleans out and disinfects the pulp chamber and root canals.
Step 4: Filling the canals
The canals are filled and the area is sealed to prevent bacteria from reentering.
Step 5: Home care and healing
Your dentist will give you post-care instructions. They may also prescribe antibiotics to help with the healing process.
Does a root canal hurt?
You shouldn’t feel any pain during a root canal procedure because your dentist will numb the area with local anesthesia. You may experience soreness and discomfort in the days following the procedure. Over-the-counter pain relievers usually alleviate the discomfort.
Can I return to work after a root canal?
Your dentist will advise you on when you can return to work after a root canal. The amount of time you’ll need to take off depends on the kind of work you do, and the type of anesthesia used during the procedure. Many people are able to return to work the next day. Others may want to rest for two to three days before going back to work or school.
How much does a root canal cost?
The cost of a root canal in Ottawa will depend on which tooth is affected, and the complexity of the case. Molars tend to be more difficult to treat and may cost more. Most insurance companies provide some coverage for root canal therapy.
New to our clinic? What to expect
1. Book a visit
We’re always here to help you reach your healthy smile goals. The first step is to give us a call at 613-224-1393 or book a visit online.
2. First visit
During your initial visit, one of our friendly Ottawa dentists will perform an exam and come up with the right treatment plan for your needs.
3. Your smile, your choice
We know that coming to the dentist can be intimidating. We’ll help put you at ease, so you can make empowered choices about your oral health.
We’d like to meet you
Our team of trusted dental professionals is ready to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. We welcome new patients for root canals in Ottawa.