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A root canal treatment is conducted when the tooth's pulp, made up of nerves and blood vessels, becomes infected or damaged. During a root canal surgery in Sidney, the pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. If you have an infected tooth, we at Sidney Centre Family Dentistry can treat it with a root canal, which will resolve the pain and infection disease, allowing you to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted. However, if a tooth is badly broken, sometimes an extraction is the only option.


Our experienced dentists at Sidney Centre Family Dentistry will ensure you feel comfortable and understand the procedure before beginning your root canal treatment in our clinic in Sidney. Don't hesitate to drop us a line if you have any questions regarding our root canal treatments in Sidney. 

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Surgery (Including Removal of Wisdom Teeth)

Removing a tooth is always our last option, but in some instances, it is our only option. A broken tooth is sometimes unrestorable. Wisdom teeth may be impacted, which is when they are stuck under the gum with no room to erupt. Wisdom teeth can also partially erupt, crowding existing teeth and creating gum flaps where infection can fester. In all these situations, it is important to have the offending teeth removed, and we are pleased to offer this service to patients of Sidney, B.C.

Instructions after Dental Surgery

Eat cool, soft food
Eat a high-calorie, high-liquid diet for days 1 and 2
Eat on the other side of your mouth until healing has occurred

Oral Hygiene

Day 1: Brush non-surgical areas only.
Day 2: Use a warm salt water rinse.
Day 3: Resume regular oral hygiene.
No drinking alcohol while taking pain medication, as they may have a negative interaction.
No sucking through a straw or smoking for 24 hours as this creates a negative pressure within the mouth and prevents a proper blood clot from forming. The result is a dry socket.
No sucking through a straw or smoking for 24 hours as this creates a negative pressure within the mouth and prevents a proper blood clot from forming. The result is a dry socket.


At Sidney Centre Family Dentistry, we offer three types of sedation: nitrous oxide, oral and intravenous sedation. Being sedated for dental treatment is a great option for those who are anxious or have physical or medical limitations to treatment.

The Root Canal Process

Root canal treatments at Sidney Centre Family Dentistry can usually be completed in only one visit.  


  • Treatment plan and diagnosis: To determine what's causing your problems, an x-ray of the tooth is required. If an abscess is present - an area of infection around the root of the tooth- antibiotics may be prescribed. This will help reduce the infection so the area is able to be frozen with local anesthetic before treatment is initiated, ensuring the treatment is not painful.
  • Treatment: Local anesthetic is given to freeze the tooth. Then an access to the pulp chamber is made, and the infected tissue is removed from the tooth with a series of files. The space is then disinfected and a filling material is placed to seal up the tooth. A root canal treatment tooth is at a higher risk of fracturing, so ideally after the root canal a crown should be placed on the tooth to protect it.

Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment or ask questions about or book a slot for your next root canal treatments in Sidney.


Root Canals

A root canal treatment is required when a tooth's nerve and blood system supply is disturbed by trauma or bacterial infection. The small canals, which allow blood and nerves to enter the teeth, must be thoroughly cleaned and filled so that the infection is eradicated. Many teeth have more than one root canal, so each canal must be individually cleaned to avoid further infection. A root canal-treated tooth is more prone to fracture, so a crown is recommended to stabilize the tooth.

If you believe you may need a tooth extracted or are experiencing other dental problems, call Sidney Centre Family Dentistry to schedule your appointment.


Frequently Asked Questions on Root Canal Treatments in Sidney

Why do I need a Root Canal Treatment?

The pulp of the tooth, where the nerve and blood vessels reside, can be damaged by deep decay, trauma, a loose filling or crown, or a fractured tooth.


Is It Possible for Me to Have Antibiotics Instead of a Root Canal?

No, antibiotics can only resolve infections in tissues surrounding the tooth. They do not resolve infections within the tooth. 


How Long Does It Take to Get a Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatments are usually about an hour and can be completed in one visit to the office.


Is It True That Root Canal Treatments Are Covered by Insurance?

Whether or not your root canal treatment is covered by insurance depends on the type of insurance you have. We can send a preauthorization to your insurance plan to determine what your coverage is. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Get in touch with us if you are looking for preventative dental care in Sidney.

Trust us to offer a range of dental services, from preventative to cosmetic solutions.


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