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Root Canal Therapy

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Trust the team at Ottawa West Dental with your root canal therapy appointment.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is performed when a tooth has developed, or may develop infection in the pulp. The pulp is the soft tissue inside of your tooth. If there is infection in the pulp of your tooth, you will need intervention from a dental professional, as this does not heal on its own. It can lead to greater issues such as an abscess.

What happens during a root canal?

During a root canal, the dentist will remove the infection to prevent more issues from developing. If infection develops, an abscess can result in tooth or bone loss.

What is root canal therapy?

During your appointment, local anesethetic will be applied before removing the infected pulp from your tooth. Once the pulp has been removed, the dentist will use dental material to fill in the area left hollow from the extraction. A crown is generally placed over top of the infected tooth to prevent infection from developing.

If you want to learn more, the professionals at Ottawa West Dental can fully explain the root canal therapy procedure.

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