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Root Canal Therapy Near You

The outer, protective layer of your tooth is made up of a hard crystalline structure called enamel.  Underneath it is a slightly softer structure called dentin which encases the center of the tooth called the pulp. Both of these structures are harder than bone! The pulp contains blood vessels and nerves that supply nutrients to the tooth. Nerves in the pulp extend from the top of the tooth to the tooth root. 

If this tissue is affected by infection or injury, inflammation occurs and the tooth may require a root canal. Through a series of tests and X-rays, your dentist will determine if this is the right treatment for you.  If left untreated, an infected tooth may lead to a more severe infection or abscess and in some cases tooth loss. The purpose of root canal therapy is to save the natural tooth by repairing the damaged pulp. 

Signs You May Need Root Canal Therapy

Some patients may experience no symptoms while their tooth is infected, which can cause the problem to only appear when it’s too late to save the affected tooth. Regular checkups with dental X-rays help your dentist diagnose and treat any problems that may be hiding below the surface. Most patients will at some point experience one or more of these symptoms:

  • Temperature sensitivity to hot and cold 
  • Pain at night
  • Severe toothache
  • Small bump near the affected area 
  • Pain to pressure 
  • Discolouration or visible darkening of the affected tooth

If you experience any of these symptoms, call our dentist in Glenwood to book an examination. 

What to Expect When Receiving Root Canal Therapy in Glenwood?

An X-ray is used by your dentist to help determine the cause of your symptoms. If root canal therapy is advised as the course of treatment, your dentist will prepare you for the procedure. Our entire dental team will ensure that you are comfortable while you are receiving treatment. Sedation options are also available to ensure your peace of mind and comfort.  Using the latest technologies, your dentist will thoroughly disinfect the pulp and reseal it with biodegradable material to allow healing. 

Your dentist may recommend placing a crown on the tooth after the procedure is completed to further help protect the tooth and ensure its longevity. Our highly skilled team of professionals work hard to save as many of your natural teeth as possible. In order to avoid tooth loss and prevent other oral health issues, we do our best to treat problems immediately and effectively. If you require or think you may need root canal therapy in Glenwood, call our office today to schedule a consultation. 

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How much should dental treatment cost?

We pride ourselves on being transparent and upfront with all of your dental treatment needs. We aren’t in the business of selling you unnecessary services we want to make sure you keep a happy and healthy smile at a price you can afford for years to come. All of our dental fees at Glenwood Dental Care follow the Alberta Dental Fee Guide.

Insurance Plans

Here at Glenwood Dental Centre, we accept all types of insurance plans. We also directly bill your provider right after you complete treatment to help make your treatment easy. Cash, and credit card payments are always accepted.

Kind words from our Patients

My first visit at Glenwood Dental Care was great! All the staff I encountered on my visit were professional, friendly, caring and took their time to get to know me while providing excellent dental service!

— Meriam M.

Dr. Gao is awesome. Im very impressed with the care she provided on my first day. She explained details to me that my previous dentist did not do, now I have better understanding with what’s going on with my teeth. I would highly recommend coming to this dental clinic 👍

— Tricia A. 

I’ve been going to Glenwood Dental Care for 2 years and can’t say enough good things about them. Dr Gao and her team maintain a professional yet relaxed atmosphere in their office which sure lowered any apprehension I had about dental visits. My questions and concerns are addressed, the appointments are well coordinated and they communicate directly with insurance companies. I’ll definitely continue to use them for my dental work.

— Mark B.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any more questions about your oral health? We’re here to give you a hand. Don’t hesitate to contact our office or book your appointment below to meet with one of our family dentists in Edmonton. 

Our office follows the Alberta Dental Fee Guide. We’ve created the following chart which highlights the most common prices for dental treatment in Edmonton. We want to ensure that we are completely transparent and open about how much we charge for each of the treatment options available at our office.

It really depends on each patient! Typically we recommend that adult patients visit a dentist once or twice a year, even if your mouth is in good condition. This way, you can get your teeth professionally cleaned regularly and maintain excellent oral health.

The most common concerns patients see us for are toothaches — that’s because pain is a way for your body to tell you that something isn’t right. Under the surface, there could be a lot going on. You could be dealing with a variety of dental issues such as decay, gum disease, cracked or worn teeth, or an abscess. We also often help those who have lost or broken a tooth. Before you start overthinking your dental emergency, book your next dental appointment with one of our family dentists today!

If you’re feeling uncomfortable, you should always visit a dentist. Even if the pain does go away after a few days, it’s likely there’s an issue hidden under the surface that should be checked by a dental professional so that it doesn’t linger and continue getting worse. 

The Canadian Dental Association recommends the assessment of infants, by a dentist, within 6 months of the eruption of the first tooth or by one year of age. This helps one of our family-friendly dentists catch potential problems that can affect your child’s overall health and well-being as more teeth grow in overtime.

Yes, we do! If you’re looking for a new, family-friendly dentist in West Edmonton, please don’t hesitate to book your appointment today! We would be more than happy to help guide you on the right treatment solution for your oral health needs.

We’re ready to help answer any additional questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office today!

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  • Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed & Thurs: 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Every second Saturday except long weekend. If Saturday is open, we are closed on Monday.