Professional Root Canal Therapy in Winnipeg

Middle-aged couple relaxing on sofa at homeDr. Jerry Abells Artistic Smiles is committed to providing your family with happy and healthy smiles. We have the skill, experience, and warm personality to deliver excellent results. He listens to your concerns and involves you in the decision-making process. If you have an infected or decaying tooth, we believe that extraction should be a last resort.

Dr. Abells and our friendly team will do all we can to save your tooth and ease your pain with root canal therapy. We offer same-day appointments whenever possible for emergency root canals in Winnipeg and West, North, and East Kildonan. Schedule your consultation today!


What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy treats dental discomfort by removing the infected tissue inside your tooth. Pain occurs when harmful bacteria spreads to the tooth's nerves and pulp, which are in the root. Removing the infection, cleaning the canal, and sealing the tooth helps protect it and reduce discomfort. If you experience the following symptoms, you may need root canal therapy:

  • Sudden pain when biting or chewing
  • Noticeable pimples along your gums
  • Lingering tooth sensitivity, especially to cold or heat
  • Painful, darkened, or inflamed gums
  • Decaying, chipped, or cracked teeth

What is a Pulpotomy?

Hispanic mother and daughterA pulpotomy is similar to a root canal procedure but is meant for children's baby teeth. Our dentist removes the pulp in the crown of the tooth without interfering with the lower part of the root. A pulpotomy may still be necessary even in cases where your child will lose their baby teeth.

A pulpotomy can help maintain your child's oral health, which is beneficial for long term development and alignment. If your child experiences pain or sensitivity when eating cold or hot food, it could mean they have a tooth with inflamed pulp. This condition is known as pulpitis and is caused by untreated cavities. Our experienced team will make your child feel welcome and comfortable and relieve the pain quickly and effectively.

The Root Canal Treatment Process

human tooth cross section illustrationThe first step in the root canal therapy process is to perform a detailed exam, which results in a precise diagnosis. An x-ray helps Dr. Abells determine the extent of infection and create a customized treatment plan. Next, our dentist will numb the affected area with local anesthetic to help you relax and eliminate anxiety. Dr. Abells will then remove the bacteria, damaged nerve tissue, and pulp, then clean the canal using specialized tools.

After cleaning, we'll disinfect and seal the tooth with a filling. We'll prepare a temporary crown to wear until your tooth is infection-free and fully healed. The final step is to install a natural-looking custom crown that will protect the treated root canal for many years.

Is Root Canal Therapy Painful?

female patient in dental officePop culture is partly responsible for creating unfounded myths about this procedure. Contrary to popular belief, most patients report that root canal therapy is not more painful than a filling or other dental solution. The availability of effective anesthetics and cutting-edge technology means you'll remain comfortable during the process.

In most cases, you won't need medication after treatment, but Dr. Abells will prescribe it if he feels it's necessary. Proper oral hygiene and commitment to follow-up visits reduces any chance of reinfection and accelerates the healing process. After the procedure, our team will provide aftercare instructions and what to expect next. If you have any concerns after the treatment, our team is here to help you.

Is Root Canal Therapy Safe?

Advancements in dental technology and techniques make root canal therapy treatment effective, predictable, and successful. Digital imaging and medicated filling materials eliminate bacteria and prevent the need for extraction. Millions of people undergo root canal treatments every year with a high rate of success. You can depend on our Winnipeg dentist, Dr. Abells, to do everything possible to ensure safe and effective root canal treatments.

Caring for Your Treated Tooth

The following preventive activities will help preserve your tooth after root canal therapy:

  • Floss at least once a day and brush your teeth with antibacterial toothpaste at least twice daily
  • Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash
  • Wear a mouthguard when engaging in contact sports
  • Make appointments for a routine dental cleaning at least twice a year to remove harmful plaque

Quality Root Canal Therapy for All Ages in Winnipeg

At the practice of Dr. Jerry Abells Artistic Smiles, our goal is to provide West, East, North Kildonan, and Winnipeg families with comfortable and effective dental care. Our team can help preserve your smile and ease your pain with root canal therapy. Our treatments are suitable for children and anyone who feels anxious about dental visits.

In addition to our years of experience, we use the latest technology in the industry. We also keep up with current trends in the dental field so we can pass along the benefits to you and your family. Make your appointment today to experience our excellent oral health solutions!



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