Root canals

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We are proud to offer our patients the latest in root canal therapy. 


Prairie Lakes Dental

Root Canals

We are proud to offer our patients the latest in root canal therapy. 



What are the causes of infected tooth roots?

A root canal is a procedure that removes the infected pulp (nerve) from the central part of the tooth, reshapes the canal and replaces it with strengthened filler. A common misconception is that a root canal is a painful procedure. Actually, root canals are similar to having a cavity filled, producing minimal pain.

There are a number of reasons a root canal may be necessary, including:

  • Inflamed/infected tooth pulp
  • Severe sensitivity to hot and cold elements
  • Tooth decay
  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • Blow to the tooth
  • Swelling or tenderness near the infected tooth
  • Repeated dental procedures on a tooth



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Why do I need a root canal?

When left untreated, these problems can lead to severe tooth decay reaching the root of the tooth, causing extensive damage to the tooth structure. When the damage goes beyond what can be treated with a filling, we can perform a root canal to preserve the tooth and retain its original integrity.

The root canal procedure involves the following steps:

  • The patient undergoes anesthesia.
  • A dental dam is used to isolate the tooth.
  • The tooth is opened to allow for removal of infected or dead dental pulp.
  • The tooth is comprehensively cleaned, including any cracks and canals.
  • With special tools, the doctor reshapes the canals.
  • The tooth is filled again with cutting edge bio-compatible filling material.
  • A filling or crown is used to cover the access opening

Prairie Lakes Dental works with each patient individually to discuss the details of your treatment and any possible alternatives. Our top priority is to provide you with the highest standard of care at the greatest patient comfort.

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