Locations

Centre 70

218–7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary AB, T2H 0L7
(403) 258-3997

Northland

635-5111 Northland Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2L 2J8
(403) 247-3616

*All services are provided by General Dentists

Root Canal Therapy

When the nerve of your tooth becomes infected, a successful root canal treatment lets you keep the tooth rather than having it pulled out. Keeping your tooth helps to prevent your other teeth from drifting out of line and causing jaw problems and avoids having to replace it with an artificial tooth. The dentists at TLC Dental Care are here to help you save your teeth.

Why Would You Need Root Canal Treatment?

The first is infection. An untreated cavity is a common cause of pulp infection. The decay erodes the enamel and dentin of the tooth until it reaches a root canal. This allows bacteria to infect the pulp.

The second reason for a root canal is damage to the pulp that can't be fixed. Trauma or a fractured tooth can damage the pulp. So can a lot of restoration, such as several fillings placed in the same tooth over a period of time. Sometimes, common dental procedures, such as preparing a tooth for a crown, can hurt the pulp. Then the tooth might need a root canal.