Root Canal In Oakville 


Root canals can be careful, quick, and relatively pain-free bringing you immediate relief and saving your natural tooth. When it comes to needing a root canal, there is absolutely no reason for concern. Endodontic treatment, also known as root canal therapy, is a highly effective procedure that involves filling the root structure of your tooth. This treatment is typically required as a result of tooth trauma or significant decay that affects the nerve or pulp of the tooth.






Saving Your Natural Tooth

In a root canal procedure, the pulp of the tooth (the living tissue inside) is removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated dental materials that restore the tooth to full function. Using root canal therapy not only preserves your natural tooth, extending its lifetime, it also protects and preserves the jaw bone and other supporting tissues around the tooth. Wherever possible, saving your natural tooth will also save you from more pain and expense down the road.

There are a number of signs that suggest root canal therapy may be necessary:
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold.
  • Severe toothache pain.
  • Red or swollen gums near the tooth.
  • Discolouration of the tooth.
  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums.


The Root Canal Treatment Plan

A root canal treatment usually requires one or two office visits and is performed by either a dentist or an endodontist. During the Endodontic procedure, the tooth is meticulously cleaned, filled, and restored to its original shape and size. To provide long-term protection and prevent any further issues, a crown is often placed over the treated tooth. This crown acts as a shield, safeguarding your tooth for many years to come. Thanks to the advances in Endodontics, your natural tooth can be preserved and continue to function as it should. So, rest assured that this treatment allows your tooth to not only survive but thrive in the long run.

Here is how we perform your root canal:




Diagnosis and Treatment Plan

The first step requires an x-ray of the tooth and the surrounding bone to find out what’s causing your symptoms. Your specialist may prescribe antibiotics to help control infection and inflammation. The pressure from infected swelling is what makes an abscess so painful and is often the cause of pain during a root canal. Reducing this inflammation in advance removes this factor during the procedure.




Prepping the Tooth

When we’re ready to perform the root canal, we will patiently numb the area before freezing your gums, teeth and tissues. Your comfort and peace-of-mind are important to us. Once you’re comfortable, an access hole is drilled into the tooth. The pulp, bacteria, decayed nerve tissue, and related debris are removed.


Root Canal


Sealing the Tooth

Depending on the severity of the abscess, we may put some medicine inside the tooth to completely clear up any infection. If the procedure requires multiple visits, a temporary filling will be applied. At this point, you will already feel some relief. Only when your tooth is thoroughly cleaned and healthy can it be permanently sealed.










Contact Us Today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.