Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy in Airdrie AB

At Sonata Dental, we know that some patients may have questions about various dental procedures that they’ve not had before. Although root canal treatment in Airdrie is a very common procedure that can be performed by family, pediatric, general, and endodontic dentists, Sonata Dental also knows that you may have questions if you’ve been told that you or a family member could benefit from root canal therapy.

That’s why we’ve compiled this page of the most frequently asked questions we hear in our centrally located Airdrie dentist office. Keep reading to learn more.

  • Can you explain in simple terms what a root canal treatment is? The term root canal is used in the dental profession to refer to narrow passageways within a tooth that branch from the tooth’s hollow space, also referred to as the pulp chamber. This area extends down to the tooth’s roots; hence, the name root canal.
  • When does a patient need to receive root canal treatment? The most common reason for root canal therapy in Airdrie at Sonata Dental is to save a patient’s tooth when the pulp inside the tooth’s hollow space becomes infected and causes inflammation or other ancillary concerns such as tooth breakage.
  • What happens if I choose not to have root canal therapy? Since the tooth that has been designated to receive treatment is already compromised by infection and inflammation, there’s a very real chance that you could lose the tooth in its entirety – either by it painfully falling out on its own as a result of the increased infection, or the tooth has to be removed during a more invasive surgical procedure — neither of which are considered healthy alternatives to the actual root canal therapy treatment.
  • Is there anything I can be doing today to avoid root canal therapy down the road? Yes, to make sure that you maintain your oral health and are alerted to early signs of dental concerns such as decay and gum disease, it’s recommended that you undergo a routine dental exam and professional teeth cleaning in Airdrie at least twice a year. This way, the caring and professional staff at Sonata Dental will be able to identify and treat any early symptoms of conditions that typically lead to root canal therapy.
  • How can I make an appointment? Just fill out our convenient online form or give us a call!