To save an irreparably damaged tooth from extraction, Dr. Jost may perform a root canal.

Many patients dread root canal therapy because they believe it will cause discomfort. Surprisingly, the pain associated with a root canal actually comes from the pressure in your tooth. The procedure relieves this pressure and reduces pain. Modern tools, techniques, and sedation or anesthesia options ensure comfort and improve potential for success.

Each tooth contains a hard outer shell, a layer of enamel, and pulp, the nerve center. Infection and injury can kill the pulp, which increases blood flow and creates swelling inside the tooth. During a root canal, Dr. Jost will clean out the tooth, fill it with a biologically inert substance, and seal it to prevent future problems.

Don’t ignore tooth pain.

Call our dental office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jost to discuss root canal therapy. We look forward to treating you and your entire family. Our practice serves patients from Calgary and the surrounding areas.

Still afraid of a root canal?

We make our patients totally comfortable, with sedation dentistry and other amenities, so don’t be surprised if you fall asleep during treatment.