Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment Can Save Teeth

We use the latest rotary endodontic instruments to improve the success of your root canal procedure in our South Calgary dental practice.

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment Can Save Teeth

We use the latest rotary endodontic instruments to improve the success of your root canal procedure in our South Calgary dental practice.

Root Canal Treatment Can Relieve Your Pain

Root Canal Treatment in South Calgary, AB

While many patients associate root canal therapy with pain, root canals actually help us save infected teeth and relieve painful symptoms.

If you are looking for a dentist who offers root canal treatment in South Calgary, feel free to give us a call. We treat dental emergencies as quickly as possible.

Why Do Root Canals Become Necessary?

Root canals eliminate painful infections inside the tooth’s canals or at the root tip (apex).

Infections develop inside teeth for a number of reasons, including deep decay, periodontal disease, or trauma. Trauma can come from an impact or from chronic clenching and grinding.

Our dentists, Dr. Sandon Wiedemann, Dr. Laiton Wiedemann, and Dr. Jayde Wiedemann, diagnose the need for a root canal by evaluating symptoms, taking x-rays, and performing vitality tests to determine the condition of the tooth.

Symptoms Indicating the Need for a Root Canal

Symptoms can come on rapidly and worsen over time or may come and go over the course of a day.

  • Swelling in the face, neck, or jaw areas
  • A small lesion on the gum tissue
  • Tooth discolouration
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Painful tooth
  • Discomfort when chewing

Patients may have all or just a few symptoms. Seeking prompt treatment improves our chances of saving your tooth and avoiding the need for a tooth extraction.

What to Expect at Your Appointment at Our South Calgary Office

Our dental team understands that when you arrive, you might not be feeling your best. Our compassionate team will comfort you and get you situated to prepare for your procedure.

Our dental assistants will take an x-ray of the painful area to assist our dentists in making a diagnosis. If root canal therapy is recommended, one of our dentists will completely numb the area before beginning the procedure. Many patients feel dramatic relief just with the numbing of their tooth!

Your dentist will create a small access into the tooth to remove the infection, diseased tissue, inflamed and damaged nerve, and all signs of bacteria before filling the canal with medication and sealing the tooth.

Your body’s natural healing process will take over, and we will arrange a follow-up appointment to verify that your tooth has adequately healed.

Restoring Your Root Canal Tooth

Because your tooth is no longer vital, it can become delicate after treatment. We often recommend a dental crown to protect your tooth and prevent excessive force to its structure while chewing.

We offer tooth-coloured crowns to match your natural teeth and complement your smile.

Do You Have Pain or Swelling?

A visit to Legacy Dental Care will determine if a root canal will save your tooth. Don’t wait for your toothache to worsen when our Calgary dentists are here to help you enjoy a comfortable smile again.

Contact us to book an emergency dental appointment today.


General Dentist Dr. Elisha Chapman, DDS
Dr. Elisha Chapman DDS

Dr. Elisha Chapman was born and raised in Calgary. She obtained her Bachelor of Science with honours from the University of Calgary and went on to the University of Alberta where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Since graduating in 2015, Dr. Chapman moved back home to Calgary and has practiced here ever since.

On a daily basis Dr. Elisha finds general dentistry fairly enjoyable; taking the time to meet and connect with patients is one of her favourite parts. Clinically, she has taken a strong …

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 Root Canal Treatment


If you need root canal treatment in South Calgary, you might be concerned about the scary stories you’ve heard from other people. Dr. Wiedemann wants to put your mind at ease and let you know that modern dentistry has made root canal treatment a comfortable procedure. Not only that, it’s a treatment that will help you maintain a natural tooth that might otherwise be facing an extraction.

Root Canal Therapy in South Calgary

When you need a root canal, it’s most likely because your tooth is infected. It is this infection that causes your pain. Root canal therapy actually relieves your discomfort and removes the diseased tissue inside your tooth that is causing your toothache.

Dental Crown

Once your tooth heals and is infection-free, Dr. Wiedemann will strengthen it with a dental crown or permanent filling to ensure that you can eat and chew just as you did before.

Sedation Dentistry to Help With Anxiety

If you’re feeling extra anxious about your root canal procedure, talk with our dental team about using nitrous oxide to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous is a gas that you breathe in during your procedure, which leaves your system right away when we complete your treatment. It doesn’t leave lingering side effects so you can get on with the process of healing from your infection.

Contact Our Legacy, AB Dental Clinic

If you have questions about root canal treatment in South Calgary, contact Legacy Dental Care today at (587) 625-9222.