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Root Canals

At Main Street Dental in Fredericton, our dentists perform root canals in an effort to save a damaged tooth and prevent the need for an extraction.

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Root Canals, Fredericton Dentist

How We Can Save a Damaged Tooth

A root canal is a procedure where your dentist removes diseased material (blood vessels, nerves and other tissues) from the interior of a tooth. Without a root canal, damaged teeth will die and need to be pulled. 

First, your dentist will remove the diseased tissue from the tooth. They will then clean and disinfect the inner chamber, filling it with medicated material to prevent infection. To finish the procedure, the tooth will be capped with a dental restoration, such as a dental crown. 

We believe that retaining the natural tooth is always preferable to extraction. Missing teeth can cause complex dental problems that can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive to repair. Fixing a tooth with a root canal is comparatively simple and will prevent this sort of issue from reoccurring. 

Why a Root Canal May Be Recommended

Root canal treatment helps relieve painful symptoms while saving your natural tooth. The procedure can also reduce the need for you to require more extensive dental work in the future. 

By removing the decay and bacteria from the inner tooth, your dentist can help stop the spread of infection and restore the healthy portion of the tooth.

Most patients who have root canals experience minimal pain or discomfort. Most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime when given proper care.

Signs You Need a Root Canal

If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms below, contact us. Our dental team can diagnose the issue, and determine treatment.

  • Severe toothache pain
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Swelling and/or tenderness
  • An abscess on the gums

New Patients Always Welcome

We are accepting new patients! Our team is here to help you take the first step toward achieving better oral health outcomes.

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