Root Canal Treatment in Calgary, AB

Root canal treatment is necessary when the inner part of your tooth becomes infected. Teeth are usually protected with a hard layer of enamel, but when this outer layer becomes cracked or decayed, decay-causing bacteria can gradually penetrate the tooth and build to an infection.

If left untreated, these bacteria can reach the innermost part of the tooth – otherwise known as the pulp. Since pulp contains nerves, connective tissues, and blood vessels, it’s what contributes to pain.

How You’ll Know When It’s Time for Root Canal Treatment in SW Calgary

While there’s no better way to detect the need for root canal treatment than through a dental exam at Comfort Care in Calgary, AB, here are a few tell-tale signs that it might be time to make an appointment with us:

  •  Severe toothache or pain when chewing
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold
  •  Tender or swollen gums
  •  Pimple on your gum
  •  Tooth discoloration or darkening of the enamel

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, keep in mind that the final determination about a tooth’s need for root canal treatment must be based on your dentist’s exam. We personalize your dental care, because we live up to our motto, “Your health, your smile, your dentist.”

Through the advanced technology here at Comfort Dental in Calgary, AB, we’re able to assure that an accurate diagnosis is made.

How Root Canal Treatment Can Be Beneficial to Your Health

Even though many people believe root canal treatments are something to be afraid of, they’re in fact beneficial to your dental health since an infection is being removed from your body.

The procedure itself can be explained this way: During your appointment, the pulp and nerve from the infected tooth are removed from the inner chamber. The tooth is then thoroughly cleaned, filled and sealed. The sealing process prevents bacteria from getting back inside and damaging gum tissue.

Post-treatment recovery can be managed with over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen. You’ll also want to steer clear of excessive chewing on the tooth until all tenderness is gone.

There are few complications that can occur, but it’s still always wise to make sure your dentist is using advanced technology in their practice, such as the equipment used at Comfort Dental in Calgary, AB.

Make an Appointment Today to Save Your Tooth Tomorrow

It’s easy to start living pain-free with our easy appointment booking system! Visit Comfort Care Dental today. We’re where your neighbors go! Our practice welcomes patients from the surrounding areas of Sunalta, Beltline, Hillhurst, Downtown West End, Eau Claire, and Lower Mount Royal.

We are opening with changes to keep you safe!

We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you, very soon! We will be opening our clinic for all your dental care needs on June 1st. Until then, we are still available for any emergency and urgent dental care you may require.

Our office will have a number of changes designed around giving you a safe, efficient and comfortable experience.

Here’s what to expect:

To book an appointment, please follow the steps below:

Call the office line:

Be prepared to answer the following questions;

  • Have you experienced a fever, cough, runny nose or difficulty breathing in the last two weeks, as we will need to know prior to booking?
  • Have you travelled outside of Alberta within the last 14 days?
  • Have you been diagnosed with covid19 or come in contact with a known covid 19 case?

What we will need from you:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and be patient as we follow rigorous and mandated Covid 19 protocols including a health screening prior to your appointment. Please sanitize your hands when you arrive.
  • Please come to your appointment wearing a mask.
  • Be prepared for us to take your temperature at the time of your visit using a no-contact thermometer
  • Be prepared to fill out a covid health questionnaire and consent for treatment form when you arrive.
  • If you have changes to your insurance, please call the office ahead of time to update this information.

Waiting Room:

  • Accompaniment of patients will be limited to one essential caregiver and one parent of minors; all others will be asked to wait in their vehicle outside the clinic.

What the clinic is doing to ensure your safety:

  • Enhanced cleaning methods with approved sanitization products
  • Hand Sanitization station-please sanitize your hands when you arrive
  • Staggered appointment times to allow for cleaning in between patients
  • Plexiglas barrier at the front desk to minimize exposure between staff and patient.
  • Tap payments (no cash payments will be accepted at this time)
  • All team members will be pre-screened before and when they arrive to work to ensure they are healthy to work. Any team member that does not pass the screening will be asked to go home. We are doing this to ensure we are keeping you and all our team members safe. All team members will be wearing the appropriate PPE at all times and employing high standards of hand hygiene and infection control
  • All service personnel and couriers will be screened and asked to sanitize when they arrive and all deliveries will be sprayed and stored to sanitize before handling

The above changes may take some time to get used to and may seem overwhelming, but we are making them because the health of our patients and staff remains our top priority.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support to help maintain a safe environment in our clinic.

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