Root Canal Therapy
If necessary, our dentists will save your tooth using root canal therapy.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root Canal is used when the pulp of your tooth has been infected, inflamed, or is dead. Our dentists will clean the pulp and remove all decay in order to save the tooth.
Once the area is cleaned, we will restore the root of your tooth in order to prevent the infection from returning. A crown will be placed on top of the tooth to protect the tooth, restoring it back to its' full function.
With regular maintainence, your root canal should last your lifetime. We are always available to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact our practice to learn more.
Root Canal Symptoms:
- Sensitivity to hot or cold food/beverages
- Severe toothache
- A pimple or abscess on the gums
- Tenderness and swelling
Reasons for Root Canal Therapy
- Decay has reached the pulp (living tissue inside the tooth)
- Infection or abscess have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip
- Injury or trauma to the tooth
- Previous extensive work performed on the tooth
Our visiting Endodontic specialist, Dr. Joel Fransen, specializes in Root Canal Therapy. If you or your family members are in need of a root canal, rest assured, you are in good hands!
Full-Family, Full-Life Dental Care
At Alaska Avenue Dental, we are here for you and your family... for life. Whether you simply need a regular check-up and hygiene, you believe you need a filling or crown, or you or your children may need orthdontic care, we are your one-stop dental practice in Fort St. John, BC.
Tips for a Healthy Smile from the Alaska Avenue Dental Team
Sugar plays a big role in the development of cavities. Avoid foods with 'hidden' sugars, like crackers, processed food, and milk. Brushing twice daily, swishing with water or chewing sugarless gum after meals can reduce the harmful of effect sugar on your teeth.