Professional Root Canal Service
When your tooth becomes infected, an emergency root canal may be necessary to save your tooth and prevent further infections. In a root canal procedure, the pulp (living tissue) of your tooth is removed and replaced with a special medical filling that restores it to full health.
Root canal therapy not only saves your natural tooth, but also the jaw bone and soft tissue surrounding it. This extends the lifetime of your natural tooth and saves you from much more painful and expensive infections down the road.
Root canals are just one of the dental emergency services we offer in Winnipeg. If you are experiencing any kind of oral pain, call our office at (431) 800-4040 so we can do an examination and get you back to full health.
Signs you might need Root Canal Therapy
You might require a root canal if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of infection:
- Pain when chewing or eating
- Discolouration of the tooth
- Severe toothache pain
- Red or swollen gums near the tooth
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Bitter taste in your mouth, or unpleasant odour of your breath
If you are unsure about any of these symptoms, don’t hesitate to contact our Winnipeg clinic.
Emergency Root Canal Treatment
Our clinic offers emergency same-day root canal treatment in Winnipeg. It’s important to seek root canal therapy immediately if you have symptoms of infection. Not only can the infection spread to other teeth and gums, but it can also lead to abscesses, bone loss, and even systemic infections. The longer you delay treatment, the more severe the pain and damage may become.
Are there alternative treatments to a root canal?
An infection or abscess in your tooth is extremely dangerous and is considered an emergency health matter. While some people may hope to avoid root canal treatment through alternative methods, such as home remedies or medication, these methods are generally ineffective and can actually worsen the infection over time. Without treatment, these infections can become life-threatening and require more urgent and invasive procedures.
If you think you have an infection but don’t really want a root canal, we urge you to get in touch with us anyways. We never perform a procedure without your consent, and may have some alternatives to restore you to full health.
Cost of a Root Canal in Winnipeg
While the cost of a root canal varies widely, it is ultimately more cost-effective to save your natural tooth with root canal therapy in the long run. The typical out-of-pocket costs for root canal therapy in Winnipeg, MB ranges from $200 to $500+. After an oral examination, our clinic can provide an accurate quote for you to submit to your insurance and determine your actual out-of-pocket costs. Without insurance, the cost may range from $600 to $1200+.
You may be asking, why is there such a wide range in cost? When we generate a root canal therapy quote we consider several factors including:
- The severity of the infection
- The location of the tooth in your mouth
- Any complications which may require more time and additional care