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Root Canal in North Edmonton

Root canal therapy is painless and may save a tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted.

Saving your natural tooth

The root canal procedure is a dental operation that alleviates discomfort caused by an infected or abscessed tooth. The inflammatory pulp is removed during the root canal procedure. After cleaning and disinfecting the internal surfaces of the tooth, a filling is inserted to seal the area.

What Key Symptoms Indicate You May Need Root Canal Treatment?

  • Severe tooth pain and discomfort
  • Sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Swollen gums
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Abscess on the gums.

Root Canal Treatment Process

A root canal treatment usually requires one or two office visits and is performed by either a dentist or an endodontist. Here is how we perform your root canal:


Before performing the root canal treatment, your healthcare provider will take dental X-rays of the damaged tooth. This diagnosis is to determine if bacteria have infected the pulp. Your dentist may prescribe antibiotics to help manage infection and inflammation. The pressure from infected swelling causes an abscess to be painful, and it is often the source of discomfort during a root canal. Reducing inflammation before the operation eliminates this factor during the process.

Preparing the tooth

local anesthesia will be injected to numb the infected tooth and the surrounding gums. After numbing the region, the dentist puts a dental dam in the mouth. This isolates the tooth that requires a root canal by covering the other teeth in the mouth.

Accessing the roots

The dentist will now use tools to drill through the tooth to access the pulp. With tiny dental instruments, your dentist will remove the pulp and clear out the pulp chamber and root canals.

Sealing the tooth

A temporary dental filling is inserted to seal the tooth to prevent bacteria from entering. The dentist may provide an antibiotic prescription to the patient. The treatment eliminates the residue of the infection. The patient will also be given post-operative instructions. It is normal to feel discomfort for a few days after the treatment. Over-the-counter pain relievers are frequently effective.

Cost of Root Canal Treatment

Dental treatment costs vary significantly. However, preserving the tooth with a root canal is cost-effective in the long term. With a standard insurance plan, root canal treatment costs roughly $200 to $500+. It might cost anywhere from $800 to $1200 or more without insurance. We will provide you with an exact quotation for your insurance provider after the oral examination so that you can have an estimate of the expenses.

Factors that Determine the Cost of Treatment

Root canal treatment is one of the most challenging and time-consuming operations, it is a costly treatment, and that is for several reasons, which may include:

  • The number of canals in the tooth
  • The severity of the infection
  • The complexity of the root canal system
  • The location of the tooth that needs to be repaired
  • Complications that may require a specialist

What are the Alternatives to Root Canal Treatment?

Tooth extraction is the sole option to root canal treatment. Even though it is preferable to conserve natural teeth wherever feasible, extraction may be required to maintain good dental health.

If you are not suitable for root canal therapy, the tooth may be pulled and replaced with a dental implant, bridge, or partial denture. Experiencing tooth discomfort or swelling in the jaw can be scary. Root canal treatment can effectively cure infection at its source, allowing you to feel well sooner. If you have an infected or abscessed tooth, contact your doctor immediately. Prompt treatment may prevent infection from spreading and ease discomfort.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.