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Root Canal Treatment Clinic Cochrane

What is a root canal?

Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root. All teeth have between one to four root canals.

A root canal is a procedure in which the infected and diseased tissue is removed from the inside of your tooth. Once the tooth and root system are disinfected, it is filled, and a crown is placed on the tooth to keep it from breaking. In fact, Root canals help to save your tooth instead of removing the tooth.

Why do I need one?

Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, the inner portion of the tooth. An infection in the centre of your tooth causes a lot of discomfort, sensitivity, or pain, and that infection may spread. Infections such as these don’t heal on their own, therefore a root canal needs to be performed to maintain the health of your tooth, mouth, and entire body.

A traumatic injury to a tooth usually to the front teeth can also compromise the pulp, leading to similar problems and a root canal is needed.

Common Symptoms Of Needing A Root Canal Treatment

You may need a root canal if you’re experiencing the following symptoms:

Many dental problems can cause tooth pain. Discomfort may also radiate to your jaw, face or other teeth.

If drinking hot coffee or eating ice cream causes pain in a tooth, it could mean that you need root canal treatment. This is especially true if the pain lingers for more than a few seconds.

When a tooth is infected, pus can collect in the area.

Pus from the infected tooth may drain from the pimple, causing an unpleasant taste or smell.

Sometimes pus doesn’t drain from the infected area. As a result, your jaw may become visibly swollen.

This occurs because of poor blood supply to the tooth as a result of the pulp of a tooth becoming infected.

If eating or touching your tooth causes pain, it could mean the nerves around the pulp are damaged.

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Dr. Neerja Khosla

General Dentist

Dr. Neerja Khosla has been a dentist for over 30 years. She loves dentistry and is very passionate and committed to her profession.


To ensure the safety of our patients and staff and to prevent   the spread of COVID-19, At Cochrane Valley Dental ,we have implemented several initiatives for the protection of our staff and patients .

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  • Temp check for both staff and patients 
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  • Enhanced PPE and disinfection