McKenney Corner Dental

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canals in St. Albert

If you are suffering from a tooth infection, your dentist may recommend a treatment called a root canal. A root canal is a relatively straightforward procedure that involves treating the infected dental pulp inside the tooth and then sealing it with a dental filling.

What Is the Root Canal Procedure?

Your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area and reduce discomfort during the procedure. They will then remove the infected pulp within the tooth, clean the area to remove any bacteria, and seal the cavity with a dental filling. It’s common to experience some discomfort after the process, so your doctor may recommend pain medication to alleviate it.

What Are the Signs I Need a Root Canal?

There are several symptoms that may indicate the presence of a tooth infection. These include intense toothache or pain in the gums, redness inside or outside the mouth, lingering sensitivity to hot and cold foods, or a swollen face or jaw. If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s best to book an appointment with your dentist.