Root Canal

Root canals in Stittsville Ontario

Root canals are a popular dental procedure at Villanova Dental Studio. They are an effective and conservative treatment option to fix damaged teeth. We do our best to save your natural tooth from the need for extraction. Root canals are often a preferred method of treating advanced tooth decay or tooth damage.

This procedure allows your dentist in Stittsville Ottawa to preserve your natural tooth for a more stable oral foundation. Advancements in modern dentistry have made root canals less uncomfortable, more effective and relatively painless.

Are you experiencing tooth pain?

For many patients, it is the infection itself, not the root canal procedure that is painful. Some patients will feel substantial pain relief after their treatment. The pain is coming from the diseased tissue that tooth decay creates. Once this tissue is removed and the infected area is thoroughly cleaned, your pain almost immediately goes away.

Dr. Ami Barakat and our entire dental care team will help every patient feel comfortable and relaxed during their treatment. Our staff is highly trained in Endodontics and provides thorough and effective root canal procedures. Advanced tooth decay and damage should always be treated as soon as possible.

Root Canal Process at Villanova Dental Studio

root canal procedure in Stittsville Ontario

Your root canal procedure can usually be completed in just one visit to our Stittsville dentist office. To begin, the area to be treated will be numbed with the use of local anesthesia.

Once numb, your dentist will make a tiny hole in the back of the tooth. The diseased pulp of the tooth will be removed from the interior of the tooth. The tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and filled with a biocompatible material. This material will fill the tooth, stabilizing it and sealing it off from future decay.

The last step of most root canals is fitting the tooth with a dental crown. Dental crowns can help strengthen the tooth and support a more stable bite. Crowns will protect the tooth from further decay as well. Modern dental crowns can be color-matched to neighboring teeth for an unnoticeable result. We can also use crowns in cosmetic dentistry to cover deep tooth stains.

Sedation Dentistry

Some patients suffer from dental anxiety that prevents them from receiving the dental care they need. Root canals have a bad reputation, and many patients fear the procedure. However, left untreated, an infected root canal can cause a patient to experience a lot of pain, or even tooth loss. Our dental care team offers sedation dentistry options to help patients feel completely relaxed during their treatment.

Your dentist will discuss the options for sedation with you during your consultation. We have created a judgement-free dental environment, and only want for you to receive the best dental care possible.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Villanova Dental Studio’s Stittsville, ON root canal specialists have years of experience providing outstanding service to patients of all ages throughout Ontario, Kanata, and Ottawa. Root canal therapy is a dental procedure performed when a dentist must save a severely damaged or infected tooth. It involves removing damaged or infected pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth) and cleaning and sealing the inside of the tooth. The procedure prevents further infection and also alleviates the pain and discomfort associated with a damaged or infected tooth.

Why Would I Need a Root Canal Procedure?

There are several reasons why you might require a root canal procedure. For instance, if a cavity or decay has reached the pulp of your tooth, then resolving the situation has gone beyond a simple filling. Injuries and trauma are other common reasons for a root canal. If you have had repeated procedures on the same tooth, you might be susceptible to problems. Lastly, chipped and cracked teeth sometimes require a root canal to provide effective treatment.

How Do I Know If I Need Tooth-Saving Treatment?

While our specialists can determine whether you require a root canal for certain, there are things you can do to decide when it is appropriate to call our office for a procedure. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, swollen or tender gums near the affected tooth, or discolouring, then it is time to ask our dentists for help. Because many of these symptoms describe several potential conditions, it is important to be proactive by trusting our team with an examination no matter what you determine at home.

What Is Endodontic Treatment Like?

When we perform a root canal, we carefully follow all required and standardized steps for optimal success. Many people have an image in their head of extreme pain during a root canal. But endodontic treatment has come a long way in recent years and is nowhere near as painful as it once was. You can expect the following from your root canal:

  1. We numb the affected tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic, ensuring you do not feel pain or discomfort.
  2. Once numbed, we create a small hole in the top of the tooth to access the pulp.
  3. Creating that hole allows our dentist to remove the damaged and infected tissue.
  4. We thoroughly clean and disinfect the inside of your tooth.
  5. We place a filling in the tooth to seal it and prevent further infections.

How Fast Can Your Ottawa Root Canal Specialist Work?

Our Ottawa root canal specialist has years of experience performing root canals. In our experience, how long they take to complete depends on various factors, including the severity of the case, which tooth needs the procedure, and how complex the root canal system is. Sometimes we have to schedule a second appointment to ensure comprehensive treatment. If we require additional steps to care for you, you can expect our team to communicate clearly.

What Can I Expect From the Root Canal Recovery Process?

After root canal therapy, you might experience mild discomfort and sensitivity in the affected tooth for a few days. It is important to avoid chewing on that side of your mouth until the soreness has subsided. In some cases, we might recommend a follow-up appointment to ensure that the tooth is healing properly. If you are worried about risks or complications, there is always some risk in any medical procedure. However, complications from root canals are extremely rare, and dentists know how to mitigate the risks. If you feel you need a root canal procedure, contact us today.


Though it's always best to consult with your dentist, there are a few signs that you may need a root canal including darkening of the tooth, a small pimple like bump near the pain, lasting sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, and swelling in the gums surrounding the tooth.

Obviously, removal of the tooth will ensure that the cause of your pain is removed permanently, but many patients and dentists alike prefer a root canal over removing the tooth completely. This keeps your natural smile, decreases jaw bone loss, and promotes overall mouth and oral health.

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