Surrey Root Canals
Learn how the team at 21st Century Dental Centre can save an injured tooth
Endodontics is a special type of dentistry that focuses on your tooth roots and nerves. At 21st Century Dental Centre, we’re proud to offer endodontic therapy to our patients.
The centre of every tooth contains a pulp, which is comprised of nerves, arterioles and tissues. If this pulp becomes diseased or damaged, endodontic treatments and therapies can be used to save the tooth.
Not every tooth can be saved, and in those cases, our dentists will recommend a bridge or dental implant. But we always do our best to save a natural tooth if at all possible, because it’s the healthiest option for you.
The most common endodontic procedure is a root canal, where the damaged pulp is removed and the space is sealed off.
But endodontic treatment is also required if someone has a cracked tooth or experiences any other dental trauma that affects the inner workings of a tooth.
If you’re interested in learning more about endodontic treatment at 21st Century Dental Centre, please contact us today to discuss it.
FAQs — Click question to reveal answer
- Q: I’m scared to get a root canal. Are they really painful?
- A: Root canals are a very common endodontic procedure, and they are absolutely nothing to fear. You will be given a local anaesthetic (freezing) before the procedure, and shouldn’t feel anything. For about a week after the procedure, the tooth may be tender, but the pain will be minimal.
- Q: What exactly is a root canal?
- A: You get a root canal because the pulp inside your tooth becomes diseased or injured. The damaged pulp is removed and the space is sealed off. Then your tooth will be restored with a filling or crown -- that’s it!
- Q: I’ve heard root canals are expensive. Does my dental insurance cover a root canal?
- A: It depends on your coverage. We would be happy to help you understand your available coverage, so please ask us at your next appointment.