Root Canals Therapy

This approach to advanced tooth decay allows us to preserve the natural outer structure of the tooth while eliminating further decay or infection. We focus on making you as comfortable as possible so you can enjoy pain-free days ahead.

What is a root canal?
The dental pulp is located in the center of the tooth, underneath the layers of enamel and dentin. This is where the blood vessels and nerves of a tooth are located. If decay reaches this area of the tooth, an abscess could form, causing pain and threatening the health of the tooth and gums. A root canal clears out the dental pulp and cleans the canal of the tooth to remove all traces of decay. The tooth is then filled in again with a biocompatible material to restore its structure.
Before performing a root canal, your dentist at Sixth Avenue Dental will likely take some x-rays to get a closer look at the tooth and the surrounding bone, including the roots. To begin the treatment, an anesthetic will be administered to the tooth and surrounding area to numb the site. A sheet of latex rubber called a dental dam will be placed around the tooth to keep it dry and clean. A hole will then be made in the top of the tooth in order to access the inside. The decay will be removed and the inside of the tooth will be cleaned thoroughly and reshaped. Having a clean, smoothed canal will discourage the regrowth of bacteria inside the tooth. Once it has been prepared, the canal will be filled with a biocompatible material to restore the structure and strength to the tooth so that it can be used as normal again. To complete the treatment, the tooth will usually be topped with a crown, which will require a separate appointment.

For the first few days after treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. This discomfort can be relieved with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Follow your dentist's instructions carefully.
Your tooth may continue to feel slightly different from your other teeth for some time after your endodontic treatment is completed.


we offer flexible office hours to meet your needs for dental services in Slave Lake. Fill out the form to request an appointment or Call us on: +1 780-843-0755 and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm a time that fits your schedule.


Disclaimer: Dr. Preet is a General Dentist. She is not a specialist in Cosmetic Dentistry. Cosmetic Dentistry is not a specialty recognized by the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C). Dr. Preet provides cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, crowns, dental bonding, and teeth whitening as part of her General Dentist license. Dr. Preet provides General dental procedures