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Root Canal Treatment

Few dental-related terms conjure more fear than “root canal” but that doesn’t need to be the case. At Urban Smiles Victoria we are skilled in providing precise, pain-free root canals to alleviate the pain caused by extensive decay, trauma or gum disease. Successful root canal treatment gets rid of the pain while preserving the original tooth.

What happens during the root canal treatment?

The root canal treatment is a very straightforward procedure in most cases. When a patient experiences inflammation or an infection in the roots of a tooth, a root canal may be suggested. During the treatment, the pulp inside the tooth is carefully removed, cleaned, disinfected, and shaped before placing a filling to seal the space.

How do I know if I need a root canal?

• Tooth pain when eating or when there is pressure on the area
• A small, pimple-like bump near the area of the pain on the gums
• Darkening of the tooth
• Swelling or tenderness
• Sensitivity to hot and cold.

If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment at Urban Smiles Victoria. With root canals, an early treatment can reduce further infection and discomfort. Call us today!