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Root Canal Treatment

With a comfortable office, compassionate dentists and a modern approach, getting a root canal at Burtch Dental isn’t something to dread.

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Root canal treatment can be an effective way to save your natural tooth

When a tooth’s pulp, which is the living tissue at its center, gets damaged or infected, it can cause severe pain. A root canal, technically called endodontic treatment, may be performed to save the tooth and eliminate the infection and discomfort. Thanks to advancements in dentistry, they’re on par with getting a filling. In fact, another way to describe a root canal is a permanent filling that reaches all the way down into the root of the tooth.

Root Canal Treatment

What to expect when getting a root canal

One of our Kelowna dentists will evaluate your x-rays and perform an exam. If they determine root canal treatment is needed, they can do it at our office. The dentist will administer local anesthetic to numb the area, so you won’t feel a thing – though you can opt for sedation too. During the procedure, they’ll

  • Make a small opening in the tooth
  • Use special instruments to remove the infected tissue
  • Clean and disinfect the pulp chambers and root canals before filling them with a biocompatible, inert material
  • Seal the opening with a temporary filling
  • Set you up to get a permanent filling or dental crown when the tooth heals

Benefits Of Root Canal Treatment

Stops pain

A tooth’s pulp contains blood vessels and nerves, which is why it’s very painful when it gets infected. A root canal removes the inflamed tissue, eliminating the pain.

Helps you avoid an extraction

Endodontic treatment has a high success rate. It may be the best way to preserve your natural tooth and prevent reinfection.

Saves money

Root canal treatment is less expensive than getting an extraction followed by bridgework or a dental implant.

Burtch Dental offers expert guidance and genuine care for patients of all ages. Schedule a visit with a Kelowna dentist today!

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