Urgent Dental Care
If you are in need of urgent dental care, the experienced and compassionate team here at Home of Smiles Dental Clinic is standing by to help. Our SW Edmonton dentists are committed to assisting you in any way we can when you have urgent dental needs that simply cannot wait. We are OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK to care for your smile.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is a dental procedure involving the removal of the soft center of the tooth, the pulp. The pulp is made up of nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels that help the tooth grow.
Root canals are often the best treatment option to treat severe infections in the teeth and gums. This treatment is a low-risk, relatively painless procedure. With modern techniques, laser technology, and sedation dentistry options, we can make your treatment comfortable and stress-free!
Do I Need a Root Canal?
Root canals are necessary when a tooth becomes severely infected. Primarily when an infection spreads to the base of a tooth and becomes integrated with the dentin or pulp, in this case, a root canal may be the only way to save a tooth from extraction.
Several symptoms may point to a severe infection. If you are experiencing an unusual sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks, are enduring intense pain, have swelling around your tooth, or have an abscess – you may need a root canal.
Does a root canal hurt?
With our sedation options and anesthesia, patients should not experience any pain. Our dentists take extra care to ensure the affected area of your mouth is thoroughly numbed before any work is done.
What can I expect during recovery?
Within the first few days after the procedure, you may experience some pain and sensitivity, but this is typically well-managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Although the damaged tissue is removed, you will still need to practice good oral hygiene to prevent new decay from developing in the future.
Reach out to our office to know more about root canal treatment. Call us today!
Extractions / Wisdom Tooth Removal
Our dentists always strive to restore your natural tooth and prevent the need for an extraction. However, in some cases, a tooth may need to be removed if it has come loose, gotten infected, or become so damaged it cannot support a crown or other restoration.
If a tooth does need to be extracted, we will help you find the most beneficial tooth replacement option for your needs and lifestyle.
How to tell if my wisdom teeth should be removed?
When an impacted wisdom tooth causes pain or damage, wisdom tooth removal is usually recommended. Only a dentist can tell whether your wisdom teeth should be removed, so it is essential to schedule regular dental exams. Make an appointment with us if you notice any of the following symptoms:
What should I do after extraction?
Pain, swelling and bleeding after wisdom tooth surgery. Wisdom teeth swelling, and the pain lasts anywhere between 3-4 days and up to a full week. Ice packs help minimize swelling. But we’ll also give you medications to alleviate the pain.
What to eat after wisdom teeth removal?
Do avoid anything extremely hot or spicy during the initial recovery period. Also, avoid drinking from a straw for two weeks post-surgery.
Avoid these activities for about two weeks post-surgery
Call or make an appointment with our office to talk about any specific concerns you have about extraction.