If tooth pain is keeping you from focusing during the day or sleeping at night, a dentist at Azarko Dental Group’s emergency dental clinic is ready to provide immediate care, including emergency root canals, in Edmonton.
Whether an accident has knocked out a tooth or a tooth is severely infected, a root canal may be the part of the necessary course of action to save it.
You don’t have to schedule an appointment for treatment at Azarko Dental Group’s emergency dental clinic in Edmonton. Since root canal emergencies can occur at any time, we are available whenever you need us. For your convenience, we are open 7 days a week, provide extended hours, and are even open during holidays. You can walk in, or if you want to lessen your wait time, call us ahead at 587-772-6190 to say you are coming in.
Dental Trauma and Tooth Infection
The trauma of a knocked out tooth doesn’t mean it’s lost forever, but a root canal may be necessary. To successfully replant the tooth, the root must be alive and capable of re-attaching itself to the jaw bone. Depending on the condition of the tooth and damage to the root, an immediate root canal is an important part of saving the tooth.
If your tooth pain is caused by infection, damage to the tooth’s root – the pulp and nerve – requires immediate attention with a root canal procedure. The signs of infection and abscesses in and under a tooth include:
- Severe tooth pain
- Throbbing tooth or jaw
- Extreme sensitivity of the tooth or gums
- Inflamed gums
- Swelling around the mouth
- Darkened tooth
- Fever and/or headache
- Foul smelling breath
After listening to your symptoms, your dentist will determine whether or not root canal therapy is needed. Your dentist may perform x-rays and an examination looking for gum boils, discolouration, nerve exposure, and other symptoms that may require a professional to identify.
What to Expect During a Root Canal Treatment
The root canal itself should hurt less than the damaged or infected tooth itself. Your root canal procedure is done under local anesthetic and will take between one to two hours. First, your dentist creates an opening in the tooth to remove the infected pulp and nerve. After all cleared, your dentist will clean the canals inside the tooth to remove any remaining bacteria. Using a specially formulated and natural material, the pulp cavity is filled. Then, the opening is sealed with a crown to replace the top of the affected tooth. To ensure that no infection comes back, maintain regular oral hygiene and schedule consistent dental checkups.
If you think you are experiencing an emergency, seek Azarko Dental Group’s emergency dental clinic in Edmonton for root canal treatment.