#101-725 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, BC

Carmi Dental offers a wide range of dental services in Penticton, BC

ROOT CANAL THERAPY


A "root canal" is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. The term "root canal" comes from cleaning of the canals inside a tooth's root. Decades ago, root canal treatments often were painful but thanks to modern technology, they are much less so today. Standard root canal treatments requires two dental visits.

Each of our teeth contains a long, thin strand of dental pulp, which provides the tooth with nutrients and nerve, that extends down to the tooth’s root. If the pulp becomes infected or injured, the tooth’s nerves die and often, without endodontic treatment, the tooth dies as well. Root canals are designed to save such damaged teeth.

In the majority of cases, your Carmi Dental dentist will perform a root canal while you are under local anaesthesia. Once the initial process is over, there will be tenderness and some discomfort, mostly from holding your mouth open for a fairly lengthy amount of time, and when the aaesthetic begins to wear off.