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Root Canals in Hamilton

Unfortunately, Root Canals have a bad reputation. Partly based on popular media depiction, and partly on the painful toothaches that usually precede the need for a root canal, people understandably fear this treatment. But a root canal treatment is only done when necessary to clean the inside of a tooth and allow it to be saved instead of extracted. We can do root canals in our Hamilton office using local anaesthesia with the option of sedation to make your experience as pain free and comfortable as possible.

Do I Need A Root Canal?

Root canals are performed when there is infection deep within the tooth. Because this is where the blood vessels and nerves are, the infected tooth and surrounding area may be in pain. An estimated ⅓ of Hamilton residents will need a root canal at some point in their life. Because of how common inner tooth infections are, the treatment for root canals has advanced significantly over the years. Most root canals can be completed in one appointment, and many of our patients can even go to work right afterwards. It’s definitely not as scary or painful as it’s made out to be: that’s our Go Dental Hamilton promise.

Benefits of a Root Canal

The goal of a root canal treatment is to preserve the infected tooth so you can keep your smile just the way it always was. This means you can avoid the need for tooth extraction and dental implants. The recovery process is usually painless, and generally can be made more comfortable with over the counter medications. When you undergo a root canal we will remove the infected tissue, carefully clean the inside of your tooth, and then fill and seal it. If necessary, the tooth may also get a crown to protect it and prevent need for further treatment.

Contact Us Today

Give us a call today on 905 528 6800 to book an appointment if you think you may need a root canal. Our experienced dentists in Hamilton will be glad to help.