Root Canal Treatment

Root canal therapy is an indispensable procedure in treatment of teeth that are severely decayed, infected, or broken. Root canal therapy can maintain your teeth life for more years, saving them from extraction.

Dental Root Canal Treatment

The dentist will access the pulp chamber in the crown of the tooth and will reveal the root canals contained in the roots of the tooth. The infected nerve is removed and the canals are shaped using special files to smooth the walls and ensure no pulp tissue or infection is left. The canals are then filled with a special material that seals off the root canals.

A root canal is part of a naturally occurring space within a tooth that consists of the pulp chamber, the main canal, and more intricate anatomical branches that may connect the root canals to each other or to the surface of the root. The smaller branches are most frequently found near the root end (apex) but may be encountered anywhere along the root length.

Unfortunately, after root canal therapy the tooth often becomes brittle. To protect the tooth from fracture, it is recommended that a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy be restored with a crown.

Because of the complexity and difficulty of root canal therapy (due to multiple configurations and particularities of root canal in each individual) this treatment is always a challenge for the dentist. Sometimes is necessary to refer the patient to endodontists specialized in root canal therapy.

Are root canals painful?

With today's modern dental techniques, having root canals done by a dentist is no longer a scary experience. Dr. Apreutesei is experienced in performing root canal therapy. Extensive decay, an accident, tooth fracture, or gum disease can kill teeth and cause a root canal symptom such as root canal pain or a dental abscess. However, regardless of the root canal cause, your teeth can be saved using modern therapy to do root canal treatment.

Dr Apreutesei uses the latest materials and techniques, which allow for less chair time, increased long term success, and decreased or elimination of post treatment discomfort.

An Apex Finder finds the correct length of the roots giving 98% success in cleaning and filling the root canals properly. Dr Apreutesei then uses the latest flexible rotary files that are more efficient at cleaning and shaping the canals. The latest anti-bacterial disinfectant is used in the canals in conjunction with a Dental Laser to kill all bacteria and then promote the body's natural healing. Patients treated with dental laser report 73% improvement in discomfort, and 67% improvement in long-term health of the tooth. The root filling material is heated and bonded in the canals to allow all canals to be sealed. Typically Dr Apreutesei completes root canals in one comfortable appointment averaging approximately an hour.

Heritage Dental Clinic - Dr. Marta Apreutesei - Gatineau Dentist

Heritage Dental Clinic is located at 5 Washington, Gatineau, Quebec, J9H 4B7 and proudly serves the surrounding areas of Gatineau, Aylmer, Lucerne, Glenwood and Wychwood.