For something so small, an abscessed tooth can cause excruciating pain – from a dull, throbbing ache to a sudden, searing shock triggered by a hot drink or the pressure of biting.


Dynamic Dental – SE Calgary
Root Canals
403-453-5588
A full-service family oriented SE Calgary dental clinic
#210, 163 Quarry Park Blvd. SE


Abscesses occur when the soft pulp inside the tooth becomes infected – often as a result of a fracture, trauma, or excessive decay.  Left untreated, the infection can spread to other parts of the body and cause serious health problems.  It is also important to keep in mind that not all abscesses are painful, and they can often be diagnosed by certain types of x-rays taken at routine dental exams.  They can occasionally present as a small blister on the gums next to a tooth.

A root canal is the only way dentists can save an abscessed tooth.  It requires drilling into the centre of the tooth and removing the infected blood vessels and nerve tissue, which extend into the root through tiny canals.  Once the canals have been thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and obturated (filled), the tooth is filled temporarily (it sounds way worse than it is, honest!).

Root canals take one or two appointments and as many follow up visits as necessary to ensure that the infection has cleared up before the tooth is filled permanently or crowned.  A crown is an eventual necessity in most cases, as the structure of the tooth is weakened by the treatment and more prone to breaking as it ages.

If needed, we also offer our patients oral sedation, so that they feel completely comfortable while we put them back on the road to a happy, healthy mouth.

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Dynamic Dental – SE Calgary
Root Canal Treatment
403-453-5588
A full-service family oriented SE Calgary dental clinic
#210, 163 Quarry Park Blvd. SE