Extractions & Root Canals

Extractions & Root Canals in Northwest (NW) Calgary

Let us help you keep a healthy smile!

If you're experiencing pain or notice your gums are inflamed, you may need a root canal.

At Market Mall Dental Care, our dedicated team want to ensure you are relieved of dental pain and have a healthy, clean smile. We can help you remove your infection or issue with a root canal treatment. Get in touch today!

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What is a root canal?

A root canal is a procedure that treats the nerve of the tooth, and is carried out on the pulp of a tooth. It’s one of the most effective means of preserving a tooth. 

A root canal is needed when the pulp inside the tooth is infected, inflamed, or simply dead. The pulp is a soft substance in the center of the tooth that consists of nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue, and is contained within the pulp chamber. The biggest sign that you might need a root canal is a persistent tooth ache, often severe.

Tooth pulp can become infected and inflamed for a number of reasons. These include:

  • Deep decay that has allowed bacteria to reach the inner structure of the tooth.
  • Trauma to the tooth, such as chips and cracks
  • Faulty crowns that don’t distribute pressure to the underlying structure properly.
  • Abscesses at the root of the tooth

Our goal is to relieve you of pain and restore and preserve your tooth. 

How does a Root Canal procedure work?

During a root canal treatment, a hole is made in the crown of the tooth to remove the pulp of the tooth and clean out the pulp chamber completely.

This removes the affected tissue, along with any bacteria that might result in further flare-ups. 

The tooth is then filled with a rubber-like material that preserves the tooth’s integrity while preventing any further bacterial infections.

A cap is then placed over the tooth to help maintain its structure.


Alternatives to Root Canals

Saving the natural tooth is usually the best option, so root canal treatment is generally the treatment of choice.

The only alternative to having a root canal is a tooth extraction and having it replaced with an implant, bridge, or denture.

If a tooth is extracted and not replaced with some type of restoration, chewing function will be impaired and teeth may shift.

Your full service Calgary dental team, conveniently located at Market Mall. 

We strive to always provide you with the best service possible to keep your smile healthy. Whether you require a simple cleaning or a more complex treatment, we're here for you. 


Questions? We're happy to help!

Contact our team via phone, online chat or by filling out a form. We will do our best to get you the information you need.

Feeling Anxious? Don't Worry!

We work with you to ensure you understand your treatment. We also offer sedation services to ease your nerves.

Welcoming new patients to join us.

Our team of general dentists and dental professionals are currently accepting new patients to join our dental family. 

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A member of our team will get back to you within 48 hours* with a response.