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Root Canals in Chilliwack

Restore Your Comfort with a Root Canal

When tooth decay leads to a cavity, a simple filling can usually fix the problem. However, if a cavity is left untreated, it can cause severe decay and even an infection deep within the tooth.

If this happens, you may need a root canal. If you’re worried you might need one, please book yourself an online appointment or call our office. Our dedicated team will quickly address the issue and relieve your discomfort.

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is an endodontic therapy procedure  we perform when a cavity has gone untreated, causing the tissue inside your tooth to become inflamed or infected. If this happens, a root canal is needed to clean and repair the tooth, protecting your other teeth from infection and getting you back to feeling your best.

Root Canal Signs

Severe tooth pain often accompanies a serious tooth infection. Other signs include:

  • Sudden sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Persistent toothache, especially when chewing
  • Discolouration of the infected tooth
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • Pimple-like bump on the gums
  • Prolonged sensitivity to sweets
  • Bad breath or a foul taste in your mouth

However, these symptoms can vary from person to person. The best way to determine if you need a root canal is by scheduling regular  dental exams. If you have a cavity, our dentists will treat it before it becomes severe enough to require a root canal.


How Is a Root Canal Performed?

A root canal involves removing infected or damaged tissue (the pulp) from your tooth. After ensuring you’re comfortable with local anesthesia or sedation, our dentists will carefully access the center of your tooth to remove the damaged tissue. We then clean, disinfect, and seal the area to keep it bacteria-free

Depending on the severity of the infection and the size of the remaining hole, a filling may be inserted or we may suggest it is permanently sealed with an inlay or onlay or crown.