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Do you want to save your decaying and infected teeth without removing or extracting them? Well, you can consider root canal treatment in Edmonton, where the natural teeth are restored quickly.


Many people have several misconceptions about root canal treatment, but the dentists at Janz Family Dental in Edmonton want you to know it’s a standard procedure that rarely causes more discomfort than a filling.


Don’t escalate your teeth infection by not taking the required actions, as it can harm your adjacent teeth as well. Please don’t wait until it becomes a dental emergency! We understand that you might have many questions about root canal treatment. We have addressed some of them in the FAQ section. Once you’re satisfied, give us a call to schedule your appointment! You can also learn more about your dental health by checking out our blogs!



When your tooth is damaged or cracked, bacteria can quickly enter inside it and cause infection to the pulp. The pulp is present in the centre of the tooth, made of connective tissues, blood vessels and nerves.


In root canal therapy, the infected pulp is removed and filled with dental material to restore the natural tooth without extraction. Good oral hygiene and regular dentist visits are the best ways to prevent such infections.


How will a Root Canal Help Avoid Having a Tooth Extracted?

We clean out the decayed or infected portion of the tooth during a root canal, including the canals where bacteria may lodge. Following the root canal treatment, a crown is recommended on the tooth to give you normal chewing function while preventing further infection or fracture.



Here are some advantages of taking root canal treatment over extracting teeth.


Retain original teeth

When teeth are removed, it causes a shift in the adjacent teeth, which can disturb the mouth’s structure. While in the root canal system, teeth are restored, and only infected pulp is removed.

Pain–free treatment

Root canal treatment is painless in comparison to tooth extraction. Dentists use anesthesia to numb the tooth so that you don’t suffer from pain during the treatment. 


Tooth extraction and replacement requires several procedures like a denture, bridge or implant and more follow-ups than a root canal system. Also, many insurance companies cover this treatment.


What are Some Signs That a Root Canal May Be Needed?

When do I need a root canal? While some people experience no symptoms at all, many people may feel:

  • Severe tooth pain while chewing or biting
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot/cold temperatures
  • Gum swelling and tenderness or recurring pimples in the gum around the tooth
  • A change in the colour or a slight darkening of the tooth


How is a Root Canal Performed?

Dentists at Janz Family Dental follow a 4-step procedure to treat your root canal system and restore your natural teeth. This procedure is completed in one painless procedure:

  • Anesthesia: We’ll begin with a local anesthetic, freezing the area around the tooth and helping to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.
  • Dam placement: Then, we may place a barrier called a rubber dam around the tooth to keep it from being further infected by your saliva while we perform the root canal.

  • Pulp removal: Although decay may have already created an opening in your tooth, we will probably have to enlarge the opening to fully access and clean out the root canal system and the infected pulp within the tooth with our instruments.

  • Final restoration: Finally, we will place a filling to protect the function of your tooth and ideally look to place a crown for optimal long term protection.


Is a Root Canal Painful?

Every person’s experience is unique. When a dentist orders a root canal, it’s for a good reason. The risks of not treating a tooth far outweigh any temporary discomfort. We realize that many patients have dental anxiety, and we make every effort to make you comfortable. Our dentists in Edmonton will freeze the infected tooth to ensure you don’t feel discomfort during or after the procedure. In addition, we have a comfortable dental office and televisions on the ceiling to make the treatment time go by more quickly.


Schedule a Dental Appointment

Our root canal treatment in Edmonton can help you get rid of all the pain and discomfort. Don’t delay getting the treatment you need! Call Janz Family Dental for your appointment. You can check out our fee structure by clicking here!

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