Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Treatment is the process of removing the infected, injured or dead pulp from your tooth. The pulp of your tooth is made up of blood vessels and nerves which normally keeps your tooth happy and healthy. If bacteria gets into this vulnerable core, it can become infected and abscessed. This is a very serious matter and can cause a toothache.


One-quarter of Adults are Candidates for Dentures

Did you know that around one quarter or adults over the age of 65 are missing all of their teeth? Dentures are a common and respectable solution to missing teeth. They are so dependable and natural-looking that you’ve probably spoken to someone with dentures and didn’t even know it. Do you think you might be a good candidate for dentures? To be a good candidate for this restorative treatment you should:

Wish to replace several or all of your teeth. There are alternative solutions available if you wish to replace just one or two teeth.

Have a healthy jawbone. After you lose a tooth, your jawbone will slowly become thin and less able to support a denture-- especially an implant-supported denture.

Be ready to take good care of your dentures at home and with routine cleanings and checkups!

The Root Canal Treatment

We all know root canals make people nervous. That’s why modern dental techniques have been developed to make root canals careful, quick, and relatively comfortable. Having a root canal will bring you immediate relief and save your natural tooth.

Diagnosis and Treatment

A Root Canal requires one or more office visits and is performed by either a dentist or an endodontist. The first step requires an x-ray of the tooth and the surrounding bone to assess the infection. Your specialist may prescribe antibiotics to help control infection and inflammation. The pressure from infected swelling is what makes an abscess so painful.

Prepping the tooth

When we’re ready to perform the root canal, we will carefully numb the area before freezing your gums, teeth and the surrounding area. Your comfort and peace-of-mind are important to us. An access hole is made into the tooth. The pulp, bacteria, decayed nerve tissue, and related debris are removed and the canal is disinfected.

Sealing the tooth

Depending on the severity of the abscess, we may put some medicine inside the tooth to completely clear up any infection. If the procedure requires multiple visits, a temporary filling will be applied. At this point, you will already feel some relief. 

Only when your tooth is thoroughly cleaned and healthy can it be permanently sealed.

We specialize in advanced dental care.

Whatever your dental needs, from a complete exam and cleaning to a full-mouth restoration, we deliver exceptional care and results.

Preventative and Routine Care

It is important to take care of your smile—and not just for cosmetic reasons. Preventative dentistry is essential to oral care and plays a significant role in your overall health and well-being. Ongoing hygiene procedures and daily routines prevent tooth decay and other dental complications and diseases.

✓  Gum Therapy
✓  Fluoride
✓  Routine Exams
✓  Sealants
✓  Night Guards
✓  Mouth Guards
✓  Laser Dentist

Restorative Dentistry

During your dental examination our Doctors will use instruments, tests, radiographs and their dental expertise to diagnose your oral health. An individualized plan is developed to prevent or treat disease states of the oral cavity. At Sheppard Village Dental we provide a variety of restorative treatments including:

✓  Tooth Coloured Fillings
✓  Porcelain Veneers
✓  Root Canal Therapy
✓  Crown & Bridge
✓  Dental Implants
✓  Partial & Complete Dentures

The Root Canal Treatment

We all know root canals make people nervous. That’s why modern dental techniques have been developed to make root canals careful, quick, and relatively comfortable. Having a root canal will bring you immediate relief and save your natural tooth.

Diagnosis and Treatment

A Root Canal requires one or more office visits and is performed by either a dentist or an endodontist. The first step requires an x-ray of the tooth and the surrounding bone to assess the infection. Your specialist may prescribe antibiotics to help control infection and inflammation. The pressure from infected swelling is what makes an abscess so painful.

Prepping the tooth

When we’re ready to perform the root canal, we will carefully numb the area before freezing your gums, teeth and the surrounding area. Your comfort and peace-of-mind are important to us. An access hole is made into the tooth. The pulp, bacteria, decayed nerve tissue, and related debris are removed and the canal is disinfected.

Sealing the tooth

Depending on the severity of the abscess, we may put some medicine inside the tooth to completely clear up any infection. If the procedure requires multiple visits, a temporary filling will be applied. At this point, you will already feel some relief. 

Only when your tooth is thoroughly cleaned and healthy can it be permanently sealed.

We specialize in advanced dental care.

Whatever your dental needs, from a complete exam and cleaning to a full-mouth restoration, we deliver exceptional care and results.

Children’s Dentistry

When children visit a dental office for the first time, it marks the beginning of good oral health and habits that will last a lifetime. Healthy smiles can be an enduring part of your child’s development and adulthood. The health and comfort of baby teeth impact eating habits, the shape of their face and smile, and how adult teeth will come in. Having a healthy smile will also impact a child’s confidence in their fundamental years.The main purpose of your child’s first visit is to relax, have some fun, and start building a positive relationship with the dentist. We speak in a kid-friendly language to describe what we’re doing and will work with your child to keep them as comfortable as possible.

What to Expect

At your child’s first appointment we will:

✓  Talk to you and your child. We will explain what we do, the lingo we use, and familiarize your child with some tools. We’re not so scary after all!
✓  We will gently examine your child’s gums, tongue, teeth and overall health. Our exam will uncover any early problem areas so we can give you personalized guidance.
✓  We will demonstrate to your child how they can brush and clean their teeth at home. We would love to answer any questions you or your child have about dental health.

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