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Root Canal in Kingston, ON

A root canal relieves pain and saves your tooth by cleaning and sealing the infected pulp.

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What is Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal is a procedure used to treat an injury or infection that has damaged the root and nerve of a tooth. This type of damage can be very painful because it affects the nerve, which may contribute to the procedure's negative reputation. The purpose of a root canal is to remove the damaged nerve to alleviate pain, then clean and disinfect the tooth's interior to prevent future infections.

After the tooth is cleaned, the interior is sealed with a filling. In many cases, a crown is placed over the tooth to provide protection and support​

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Why Choose a Root Canal Over Other Options?

Choosing a root canal over other dental treatments can offer several benefits:

 

  1. Tooth Preservation. A root canal saves your natural tooth, maintaining your smile’s appearance and functionality. Unlike an extraction, root canal therapy allows you to keep your original tooth.

  2. Cost-Effectiveness. Root canal treatment is generally more affordable than extracting and replacing a tooth with a bridge, implant, or denture. It also helps avoid the additional procedures and costs associated with tooth replacement.

  3. Pain Relief. Root canals effectively relieve the pain caused by infected or inflamed pulp, addressing the root cause of discomfort and preventing the infection from spreading.

  4. Efficient and Effective. Modern root canal procedures are typically quick, with most treatments completed in one or two visits. Advances in dental technology make the process smoother and more comfortable than ever before.

  5. Long-Term Success. With proper care, teeth treated with a root canal can last a lifetime. Maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups ensures the treated tooth remains healthy and functional.

Who Might Need a Root Canal?

 

Not everyone with a dental infection or inflammation is a good fit for a root canal. However, if you have any of the following symptoms, it might be time to consider this treatment:

 

Severe Toothache. If your toothache doesn’t go away with painkillers, you might need a root canal.

Sensitivity. Pain or discomfort when eating or drinking something hot or cold could be a sign.

Swollen Gums. If the gums around your tooth are swollen and tender, it may indicate a problem.

Tooth Discolouration. Darkening or discoloration of your tooth can be a warning sign.

Persistent Bad Breath. Ongoing bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth might suggest an infection.

How much Do Root Canals Cost?

The cost of a root canal can vary based on several factors, including the severity of the tooth damage and which tooth is affected. Generally, root canal treatment is much more affordable than extracting a tooth and replacing it with an artificial tooth (a dental implant).

 

The specific cost will depend on the complexity of the case and the tooth’s location, as molars tend to be more expensive to treat than front teeth. Despite the cost, root canal therapy is a cost-effective solution for saving a damaged tooth and avoiding more extensive and expensive dental procedures in the future. 

Dr. K and Associates Dental Centre

2802A Princess St,

Kingston, ON K7P 1W9

(613) 634-0402

West End of Kingston, near the Cataraqui Mall

Expert Dental Clinic for a Root Canal

Dr. K and Associates Dental Centre offers expert root canal treatments to save damaged teeth and restore your smile. Enjoy a quality, efficient procedure with our skilled team and personalized care.

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Looking to restore your smile and improve your oral health? Contact Dr K and Associates Dental Centre in Kingston today to book an appointment with our skilled dentist Dr. K and see how a root canal can make you pain-free again.

 

Achieving your dream smile is just a phone call away!

Why choose Dr. K and Associates Dental Centre for Root Canal?

Dr. K is a highly skilled and dedicated professional with over 20 years of experience. She is committed to restoring your smile with exceptional expertise and care. Using advanced, proven technologies and the latest techniques, Dr. K tailors your treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

 

We understand that visiting the dentist can be intimidating, so we guide you through each step, ensuring full transparency and comfort throughout the process.

Common Questions About Root Canal

Is a root canal painful?

If the words “root canal” make your heart race and your hands sweat, you’re not alone. However, it’s important to know that the negative reputation of root canals is largely undeserved. Root canal therapy is a valuable procedure that can save a tooth that might otherwise need to be extracted.

 

A recent survey by the American Association of Endodontists, the dental specialty focusing on root canals, revealed that half of the respondents viewed root canals as painful. Interestingly, those who have undergone the procedure are six times more likely to describe it as painless!

 

Why do people who haven’t experienced a root canal believe it hurts? It could be due to outdated perceptions or a lack of understanding about the procedure, as modern technology now allows for comfortable and efficient root canal treatments.

 

At Dr. K and Associates Dental Centre, we prioritize your comfort and take every possible step to ensure a pleasant experience during your dental care.

How is a root canal performed?

Root canal treatment begins with digital X-rays to assess the extent of the damage. Typically, local anesthesia is administered to ensure comfort as the dentist accesses the tooth’s inner structure from the top. The infected material is meticulously cleaned out, leaving the tooth hollow.

 

An antimicrobial liquid is then used to flush out the root canals, reaching down to the tip of the roots. The tooth is subsequently filled with a medicated filling substance to provide support and strength, aiding in timely healing. Finally, a dental crown is placed over the tooth to protect it from fractures and breakages.

How long does the pain from a root canal last?

Many people mistakenly believe that root canals are extremely painful. In reality, the procedure itself is typically no more painful than getting a tooth filling. Dentists usually administer an anesthetic beforehand, so there’s minimal discomfort during the procedure and shortly after.

 

Following the procedure, it’s normal to experience some sensitivity and discomfort as the area around the root canal heals. Gums may become swollen or irritated, leading to mild pain or sensitivity. However, this should subside once the tooth has healed. Your dentist will give you specific instructions on how to care for your treated tooth after the procedure.

What are the alternatives to root canal treatment?

Many people facing root canal treatment wonder about alternatives. Since root canals are often the last resort to save a tooth, the main alternative is extraction. However, delaying extraction can lead to increased pain and infection spread.

 

Opting for a root canal is generally the best solution. If you choose extraction, replace the tooth promptly to prevent misalignment of surrounding teeth. Common replacements include dental bridges and implants.

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