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Root Canals

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Root Canals in St. Albert

Thanks to advancements in dental imaging and tools, root canals have become a routine procedure for dentists. The procedure may take a bit longer than other procedures, but we’ll ensure you are comfortable throughout the appointment. We always strive to preserve the natural tooth, which is why we may suggest a dental crown to protect the remaining tooth after the root canal is complete.

When Do I Need a Root Canal?

Root canals are performed when the roots of the tooth become infected and inflamed. You will know when your roots are infected because you will feel a constant pain around your tooth. Most procedures are straightforward and performed in-house, but we may refer you to the root specialist, the endodontist, for complex cases.

What Causes a Root Infection?

Root infections can be caused by injury or trauma to the mouth, but the more common culprit is bacteria buildup. A good oral hygiene regimen at home combined with regular visits to the dentist is a great way to keep your teeth clean and prevent infections from starting or spreading.

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