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Root Canals

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Root Canals in Halifax

If you have cavities in your teeth, they can provide an entry point for bacteria to enter the dental pulp. This can lead to tooth infections. An infected tooth tends to worsen over time, so your dentist will perform a root canal to bring your tooth back to health.

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure that helps clear an infection from the tooth. The procedure is performed under a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during treatment. Your dentist will begin by creating an opening in the tooth and removing the infected portion of the dental pulp that sits inside the tooth. They will then thoroughly clean the area and seal the cavity with a dental filling.

How Will I Know if I Need a Root Canal?

Most people will experience one or more of the following symptoms if they are suffering from a tooth infection.

  • Persistent pain
  • A lingering sensitivity to hot and cold foods
  • An abscessed tooth
  • Discoloured gums

If you experience any of these symptoms, we recommend booking an appointment with your dentist.

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