Root Canals in Kelowna
Root canal therapy is a tooth-saving procedure with a remarkably high success rate. Even if the important inner structures of a tooth become damaged, you can save your natural tooth with a root canal at Choose Your Smile.
Your teeth contain narrow passageways called root canals, and the root canals contain a substance called pulp. Pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and soft tissues. When there is a crack or chip in the tooth, bacteria can leak through and damage the pulp, leading to tooth pain and potential tooth loss.
Signs You Need a Root Canal
There are several symptoms that might indicate you are in need of a root canal:
- A broken or cracked tooth
- Discolored tooth
- Swelling around the affected area
- Tooth pain around the area
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures when chewing
If you suspect you are suffering from an inner tooth infection, come see Dr. Malfair in Kelowna for a thorough examination. He may also discover an infection during your twice-yearly general health checkups.
When Dr. Malfair recommends a root canal, he is committed to saving your natural smile with a comfortable and effective procedure. With modern technology, root canals are more comfortable and efficient than ever. Many patients actually compare root canals to ordinary dental fillings, because the discomfort level is about the same for either procedure.
You will be given numbing anesthetic to remain pain-free during the process, and you can explore our sedation dentistry options for additional relaxation. Dr. Malfair will remove the damaged pulp from the root canals and gently clean the area. He will fill the canals with a rubbery material and seal the tooth with a dental filling or crown.