Endodontics is the area of dentistry that focuses on the pulp of your teeth. If the pulp becomes damaged, a root canal can remove the damaged tissue.
Here at Pretoria Bridge Dental, we make sure to let our patients know that root canals are simple, straightforward procedures that allow us to protect your tooth from further harm.
Patients count on our experience & expertise for accurate & diagnoses.
Our doctors have a depth of training for advanced dental care.
Our experience translates to a smooth, seamless patient experience.
We want to be your partners in dental health.
Once the damaged tissue has been removed, we fill the space and seal your tooth back up — protecting the structure of your tooth.
If you need more information about Endodontics and root canal in Downtown Ottawa & surrounding communities, contact us today.
A root canal will usually require two or three visits to complete. The first visit will treat the pain that is caused by tooth infection. The following appointments involve removing the infected matter from the tooth and placing a crown over it.
Most of the time, it is better to try and save a tooth than to remove it. A tooth extraction has a longer recovery time and is more painful than a root canal. There is also extra dental work and recovery time needed to replace the extracted tooth. Still, there are some cases where tooth extraction is the better course of action. Our dentists will provide all available options and recommend the best course of action so the patient can make an informed decision.
Yes, you can. However, you must limit yourself to soft foods which aren’t too hot or too cold for two to three days after your root canal treatment is complete and the crown has been placed.
It is normal to feel tenderness in the treated area for a few days after a root canal procedure. Root canal pain usually peaks between 17 and 24 hours after the procedure and then subsides over the following days. It is also possible to feel jaw pain after the procedure due to keeping the mouth open for the whole procedure. Elevating the head when sleeping for the first few nights after the procedure will help with pain. If severe pain lasts for more than a few days, notify your dentist or endodontist immediately.
We have two free parking spaces in our clinic lot. Also, there are five parking spaces at the Ottawa Chinese Bible Church (on the corner of Main and Graham). On Graham Avenue you will find two-hour parking available; while there is also parking on Hawthorne Street from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and then again from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.