General Dentistry

Woman recovering from root canal

Root Canal Procedures in Langley

Root canal refers to the tiny passages that travel through the interior of the tooth.

The term root canal also refers to the dental procedure that corrects decayed or damaged teeth. Langley root canal therapy can save your teeth and restore your smile by removing damaged and diseased tissue, filling the cavity with permanent filler material and adding a protective crown to restore a tooth to its natural function and appearance.

The Risks of Losing Your Teeth

Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but injuries, poor dental hygiene and bacteria buildup can cause teeth to decay and gums to become infected. In generations past, extraction of the damaged teeth was the only solution to severe decay, but a skilled root canal can treat decay, prevent infections and create a permanent repair.

  • The quicker that you get a decayed tooth repaired, the smaller the chances you will develop a dangerous infection.
  • Your root canal has a high success rate and preserves the healthy part of your tooth.
  • The procedure might take from one to three visits to remove out the diseased pulp, fill the cavity and create a crown to prevent further tooth damage.
  • Anesthesia involves a substance like jelly that numbs the injection site and a local anesthetic that is injected in the gum and mouth to numb the gums, tongue and lips. Sometimes, sedation will relax the patient and provides a more comfortable experience.

What to Expect After a Langley Root Canal

Your gums will remain numb for a few hours until the anesthetic wears off, and you may experience some pain and discomfort. You can take over-the-counter pain medications or stronger prescription painkillers for a day or two.

  • A temporary crown protects your new filling until a permanent crown can be fabricated.
  • People who have compromised immune systems could have difficulty fighting off bacteria that might enter the bloodstream during the therapy.
  • Taking antibiotics before and after a root canal can prevent collateral bacterial infection in other parts of the body.
  • Your tooth might break more easily once a root canal is performed, so your dentist usually caps the tooth with a crown to strengthen the tooth.

Root canal therapy uses natural polymers and crown materials that match your natural tooth colour, so people will be unable to tell a restored tooth from a natural one.

AmazingSmile Dental

105-19909 64 AVE

Langley, BC V2Y 1G9

Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed


Our office is closed statutory holidays that fall on weekdays (Friday – Monday).

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