Shawnessy Smiles Dental
647 Shawcliffe Gate SW
Calgary, Alberta T2Y 1W1

Shawnessy Smiles performs South Calgary Root Canal Therapy to save your teeth from extraction. Root canal treatment removes the nerve inside the tooth when it becomes diseased or is dying. Unfortunately, your teeth are not able to heal themselves recover after disease or trauma to the nerve which makes root canal therapy a critical dental treatment to save your teeth.

Why You Need a Root Canal

Root canal therapy is suggested when the nerve inside your tooth — called the pulp — is infected or has become exposed due to advanced tooth decay or injury. When the nerve inside the tooth becomes infected or exposed, an infection known as an abscess may occur inside the tooth or in the bone, at the tip of your root. This abscess will destroy the bone surrounding the tooth and may cause severe pain and discomfort.

Symptoms of an Infected or Compromised Tooth

Common signs that the tooth is unhealthy are not always identified right away, but as the infection progresses, you may notice one (or more) of the following signs:

  • Pain and pressure in the area of the infected tooth.
  • Teeth become reactive to hot or cold food and beverages.
  • The color of the tooth starts to slowly darken, suggesting the nerve has died.
  • Pain and tenderness in your gums become more frequent and painful.
  • Tooth pain wakes you up in the middle of the night and affects the quality of your sleep.
  • Spontaneous, throbbing tooth pain is not relieved with over-the-counter pain medications.

Busting Root Canal Myths

There are may myths associated with root canal therapy, and our job is to help you make the most informed decision regarding your treatment options and how they affect your overall health. The most common myth associated with Root Canal Therapy is it’s a very painful procedure. In reality, Root Canal Therapy is carried out to relieve pain and discomfort for teeth that are diseased and infection. The Shawnessy Smiles team pays very close attention to your comfort level during and after your South Calgary Root Canal treatment, and we make adjustments along the way to ensure your comfort is maintained.

Saving Your Teeth with South Calgary Root Canal Therapy

Saving your natural teeth is always our first option — preserving your natural teeth is our top priority. There are situations when root canal therapy is not an ideal treatment option, and the need for an extraction is unavoidable.

When your tooth cannot be saved with root canal therapy, we plan your treatment to replace the missing tooth with dental implants, dental bridges, or partial dentures to restore the function of your teeth, to prevent the neighboring teeth from shifting and moving.

Preventing the Need for Root Canal

Prevent root canal therapy can be achieved by maintaining proper oral hygiene practices, choosing a healthy diet, and by wearing a custom sports mouthguard to prevent injury to the teeth. Regular dental visits with Dr. Roman Koutsil to diagnose and treat underlying issues early, before they also progress greatly reducing your risk of infection and ultimately the need for root canal therapy.

We know that restoring your natural teeth for a lifetime of use is very important to you which is why we offer South Calgary Root Canal Therapy to help you achieve your goal for optimum dental health and wellness.


Call us today at (403) 254-1124 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Roman Koutsil to learn more about your options for South Calgary Root Canal therapy at Shawnessy Smiles Clinic!