Endodontics in Saskatoon

Willowgreen Dental performs root canal treatments. If you’re experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, it could be due to an infection in your tooth. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Root canal treatments involve removing infected or damaged tissue from the inside of a tooth. This can help alleviate pain and prevent further complications such as abscesses or tooth loss.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Pain Relief

Root canal therapy can relieve severe tooth pain caused by infection or inflammation in the tooth pulp.

Preservation of Natural Tooth

The procedure allows you to keep your natural tooth, which is preferable to extraction.

Prevents Spread of Infection

By removing the infected or inflamed pulp, root canal therapy prevents the spread of infection to surrounding teeth and jawbone.

Restores Normal Chewing Function

Root canal treatment restores your ability to chew and bite food generally without pain.

Maintains Sensation

Unlike a removed tooth, a tooth treated with a root canal typically maintains normal sensation and biting force, enhancing oral health.

Cosmetic Benefits

After a root canal, the tooth is usually restored with a crown or a filling for protection. This makes it look just like your other teeth.

Cost-Effective and Efficient

Root canal treatment is generally less expensive than removing and replacing the tooth with an implant or bridge.

How Do I Know I Need Root Canal Therapy?

If you experience any of the following, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible:

  • Severe toothache
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
  • Persistent or recurring pimples on the gums
  • Prolonged, unexplained bad taste in the mouth

What Happens During a Root Canal Treatment?

Here’s what you can expect during a root canal treatment:

X-Ray

If your dentist suspects you need a root canal, they will first take X-rays to see where the problem is.

Anesthesia

The dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the area near the tooth.

Pulpectomy

An opening is made, and the diseased tooth pulp is removed.

Cleaning and Enlarging the Root Canal

Special tools are used to clean the canals and shape them into a form that can be filled. This process might involve multiple visits.

Temporary Filling

If the treatment cannot be completed in one visit, a temporary filling is placed in the tooth's crown to protect it from damage between appointments.

Sealing

Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it needs to be sealed. If the root canal is not completed on the same day, a temporary filling is placed in the exterior hole in the tooth to keep out contaminants like saliva and food.

Restoration

Finally, a crown, post and core or other restorative material will be placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to its full function.

Root Canal Therapy in Saskatoon

At Willowgreen Dental, we understand that root canal therapy can seem intimidating and uncomfortable. That’s why we strive to provide our patients with a gentle and comfortable experience during their treatment. Our highly trained team of dentists and staff will ensure that you are fully informed about the procedure and feel at ease throughout the process. We use advanced techniques and technology to minimize discomfort and provide efficient, high-quality root canal treatments.

Contact Willowgreen Dental today to schedule your consultation and start on the path to a healthier, pain-free smile!

Endodontics

Get In Touch With us

Address

Willowgreen Dental 104-1848 McOrmond Drive
Saskatoon SK S7S 0A5

Phone Number

(306) 955-2400

Email

info@willowgreendental.com

Hours of Operation

Monday 7:30am – 4:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am – 4:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am – 3:00pm