Root Canals & Extractions

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At Parkland Smiles in Halifax we provide root canals and wisdom tooth extractions for patients in need.


Root Canals

Root canal services are offered by our dentists to help protect your teeth.

What is root canal therapy?

A root canal is performed when the pulp of your tooth is infected, inflamed, or is dead. The pulp of your tooth will be removed and cleaned in order to save your tooth.

Once the pulp is cleaned, we will restore the root of your tooth in order to prevent the infection from returning. A crown will be placed on top of the tooth to protect it and restore function.

How do I know I might need a root canal?

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold food/beverages
  • Severe toothache
  • A pimple or abscess on the gums
  • Tenderness and swelling

Why might my dentist perform a root canal?

  • Decay has reached the pulp (living tissue inside the tooth)
  • Infection or abscess inside the tooth or at the root tip
  • Injury or trauma to the tooth
  • Previous extensive work performed on the tooth

Teeth Extractions

Why might I need a tooth removal/extraction?

You may need a tooth removed if a tooth infection is damaging the surrounding bone or is causing you discomfort.

Your dentist will consult with you to determine whether or not an extraction is necessary.

How does the tooth removal procedure work?

We begin the procedure with a local anesthetic to make you feel comfortable during the appointment. We use dental tools to loosen the tooth from its socket before its removal.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions in Halifax

Why might I need my wisdom teeth extracted?

Wisdom teeth are often removed if they affect your jaw, gums and/or teeth in the surrounding area.

Impacted wisdom teeth are unable to fully erupt which can lead to bacteria and food getting trapped.

This can lead to decay, infection and pain.

When should I get my wisdom teeth extracted?

Every patient is different, so please consult your dentist if your wisdom teeth are causing you discomfort.


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