Root Canal

A Root Canal is a clinical procedure that allows us to get a patient out of pain or discomfort by cleaning the inflamed or infected tissue from the tooth. This procedure has tremendously evolved over the past few years into a very safe and predictable procedure due to advances in magnification and dental research. At Dundas Dental Care we use the latest state of the art diagnosis, pain control and magnification to provide you with the best outcome.

The Root Canal
Treatment Plan

It's not like it used to be! With proper care, we can perform a root canal with very little pain or discomfort. Here's how:

Diagnosis and Treatment Plan

The first step requires an Xray of the tooth and a clinical exam. After this, treatment options are discussed with the patient. It might take one to two visits to complete the procedure.

Prepping the tooth

When we're ready to perform the root canal, state of the art methods are used to numb the area and control the pain. The inflamed / or infected area is cleaned through the smallest opening in the tooth.

Sealing the tooth

Only when your tooth in sealed then we can permanently seal the tooth and it's ready to function.

Questions & Answers

Are root canals as painful as they say?

Thanks to modern technology, and our highly trained team of dentists, root canal treatments now involve minimal to no pain at all.

Why does the pulp have to be removed? Can't I just take antibiotics?

By the time you realize you need a root canal, your tooth pulp and nerve have already begun to decay. This infected tissue will never fully heal and would only become infected again. Removing the pulp is the only safe option.

What causes the damage that leads to a root canal in the first place?

Damage can occur due to deep decay, trauma, a loose filling or crown or a crack or chip in the tooth. A root canal salvages your tooth and prevents the spread of infection.

Do I need a root canal?

Some of the signs and symptoms that you may need a root canal are; severe toothaches while applying pressure or chewing, continued sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, discolouration of the tooth, and swelling and tenderness of the gums. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms it is important to contact us so that we can examine your situation and decide if you are a candidate for a root canal procedure.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Kabir J.

Outstanding staff and service – Love the staff at Dundas Dental Care, they are all so friendly and professional! I had a dental emergency last week and was amazed by the level of service I received at this clinic. Dr.Lamiaa saw me right away and did an amazing job at making sure I am pain free. Jo the amazing hygienists was very good and gentle, she took her time with me and made sure to explain everything. I would highly recommend this dental office.