Root Canal Therapy in Kanata Ontario

Root canal therapy is a common procedure that is performed to save a dying tooth. A root canal removes the infected or damaged dental pulp from the inside of a tooth, replacing it with dental cement and a custom made crown. A healthy dental pulp provides vital nutrients to the tooth through the nerves and blood vessels inside it during its development; once the tooth has fully developed, it can survive without it. However, if it becomes damaged or decayed, which could happened for a number of reasons like an injury or neglect, the dental pulp can harm your tooth’s wellbeing. If it becomes infected, it could cause extensive pain and discomfort, eventually causing the tooth to die. As a result, a root canal therapy removes the dental pulp before it can cause any damage to your tooth’s structure as well as the gums.
 
Once it is removed, the inner chamber of your tooth is cleaned, smoothed and evened out. The tooth is then filled with dental cement. A crown is then adhered to the tooth to keep it strong and protect it. This crown will become your new tooth, providing you a renewed chewing surface that will last for a long time with proper care. The crown can be made from modern porcelain, customized to match the natural shade of your teeth.

During your root canal, you’ll be given an anesthetic and/or sedation so that you will remain completely comfortable. The dental team at Kanata Lakes Dental Centre has performed many successful root canals over the years, so you can rest assured you’ll be in good hands. Contact our practice at 613-270-9600 to speak with us today. We serve the Kanata, Stittsville, and surrounding areas, so we'll be glad to improve your smile's health. We welcome new and returning patients!