Root Canal FAQs: 8 Things You Should Know

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1. What is a root canal? A root canal is a dental procedure aimed at removing the infected or damaged pulp from inside a tooth. This involves cleaning, filling, and sealing the root canal to save the tooth. 2. Why is a root canal needed? When tooth pulp is infected or harmed, it can lead…

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Post-Operative Care Tips

Dr. Sara is explaining the post-op care to a patient after the treatment

Pain Management Allow yourself some rest following the root canal procedure. It is normal to feel discomfort after a root canal especially associated with biting. This may last between 7 and 21 days but gradually diminish over time. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help reduce any pain or sensitivity. Avoid Chewing on the Treated Tooth A…

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Will getting a root canal hurt?


Are you anxious about the potential pain associated with a root canal procedure? At River Street Endodontics, we understand the apprehension that often surrounds this common dental treatment. In this blog post, we aim to address the question that lingers in many patients’ minds: will getting a root canal hurt? Local Anesthesia: Your Ally in…

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What to expect during a root canal procedure?


A root canal procedure is performed to save a damaged tooth by removing the infected pulp tissue. Here’s what you can expect during a typical root canal procedure: 1. Preparation Before the procedure begins, we will numb the area around the affected tooth with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the procedure. You will…

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5 Warning Signs You Need a Root Canal

Signs of Root Canal

Root canal treatment is a common dental procedure that is used to treat infections affecting the pulp of a tooth. While many people may experience some discomfort or pain on their teeth from time to time, there are certain signs that indicate you may need a root canal. 1. Severe toothache If you experience persistent…

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Top 7 Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

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1. Pain Relief The primary benefit of a root canal procedure is that it can alleviate the pain caused by an infected or damaged pulp. Once the pulp is removed, the tooth is no longer able to transmit pain signals to the brain. 2. Preventing Spread of Infection By removing the inflamed pulp, a root…

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Root Canal Facts Everyone Should Know

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1. A root canal can save your tooth. A root canal removes the infected or damaged pulp from the inside of your tooth by disinfecting, shaping, filling and sealing the root canal anatomy. 2. The procedure is comfortable and relatively painless. You do not need to be put to sleep for a root canal procedure.…

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The importance of saving your natural tooth!

Your teeth, just like your smile, is a part of your identity. Nothing compares to the way your own natural teeth, look, feel, and function.  It’s important to take care of your teeth the same way you would take care of your skin. This is something that ages with you! This means pay attention to…

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May is Save your tooth month!

Save a tooth month! May 2020 In Honour of “Save your tooth month” we want to share with you all the amazing ways to save your teeth! Whenever possible, the endodontist and dentist try to save your natural tooth and tooth dentition. Endodontists offer several options that help you keep your teeth natural and healthy,…

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What to do If your tooth gets knocked out!

Important Steps to follow: Act fast! In less than half an hour of the trauma or injury go see your nearest endodontist/dentist. Pick up the tooth by the crown ( the surface not the root). Rinse in water if there is any dirt on the tooth. Try and reposition the tooth in the socket if…

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