Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Root canal specialists are called endodontists, and a pediatric dentist is a specialist that works with children. Dr. Neeta Popat and Dr. Anik Popat have been trained, and have practiced in both areas of expertise. We have information below for adults and children.

Our dentists know that the best teeth are our own natural teeth. However, in an event that a tooth has decayed beyond a simple filling then a root canal procedure allows us to keep the non-vital tooth instead of extracting it.

Saving a natural tooth helps prevent bone loss at the site, while also saving you from needing to replace it with either a bridge or an implant.

What is a Root Canal Treatment?

A Root Canal Treatment, also known as Endodontic therapy, is the process of removing the infected or dead pulp from the tooth and then placing a filling material into the canals.

Indications that you may require a Root Canal?

  • Spontaneous throbbing or sharp pain when biting down
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Pain that gets worse at bedtime

If your child’s baby tooth (or primary tooth) is damaged, our team at Burnaby Dental Centre has specialized knowledge and experience in pediatric dental care. If you notice a problem with a tooth, do not wait until it starts to hurt, as cavities can often progress into bigger problems.

Please contact us as soon as you have an injured tooth or experience any of the above symptoms. If you seek attention quickly, there is a better chance that damage can be prevented and the tooth is saved.

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