Root Canal Treatment
in Westboro Ottawa

We provide a  thorough examination in order to develop a root canal treatment plan for you that will improve your dental health. Reach out to us if you have any root canal pain or additional inquiries about root canal treatment in Ottawa.
Root canal treatment allows the dentist to remove the tooth’s infected nerve and pulp while preserving the tooth’s structure and function.

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About Endodontic and Root Canal Treatments

Toothache and infection can occur when the nerve or pulp within the tooth becomes inflamed or necrotic. Even when the nerve and pulp must be removed, root canal treatments – also known as endodontic treatment – retains the placement and function of a natural tooth. The tooth is filled with inert material and repaired with a filling or crown after the nerve and pulp have been removed.

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Experience Relief From Tooth Infection

Root canal therapy offers a highly effective solution for treating tooth infections without resorting to extraction. Our specialized procedure at Sekhon Family Dentistry not only alleviates your discomfort but also halts the spread of infection, preserving your natural tooth. With a focus on patient comfort, our root canal treatments are designed to be pain-free experiences.

Debunking Common Myths About Root Canals

Root Canals Alleviate Pain, Not Cause It

The root canal process targets and eliminates the infection within your tooth, addressing the root cause of your pain and discomfort. Addressing the infection quickly is crucial to prevent its spread to surrounding teeth, ensuring your oral health is maintained.

Safety and Expertise in Every Root Canal Procedure

At Sekhon Family Dentistry, root canals are a routine and straightforward treatment. Our experienced dental professionals have successfully performed numerous root canal procedures, ensuring a safe and comfortable experience for every patient.

Tooth Preservation Through Root Canal Treatment

Opting for a root canal can mean the difference between saving and losing a natural tooth. While not every tooth is a candidate for this treatment, proper care and oral hygiene post-procedure can extend the lifespan of your tooth, potentially for a lifetime.

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Ready to Start Root Canal Treatment?

Get started with Sekhon Family Dentistry for a smooth & easy root canal procedure in Ottawa. Reach out to our team to book a consultation at our Carling Avenue dental office.

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Root Canal Treatment at Sekhon Family Dentistry

A root canal treatment is the therapy of choice for saving a tooth that would otherwise die and have to be extracted. Many patients assume that removing a problematic tooth is the best answer, but what they don’t realize is that extracting a tooth is more expensive in the long run and can cause serious difficulties for surrounding teeth. Root canal therapy is quite effective and usually lasts a lifetime.

Why You May Require Root Canal Therapy

The pulp is the living tissue inside the tooth. Infections or abscesses that develop inside the tooth or at the root tip, or injury to the tooth may require root canal therapy. An abscess on the gums, for example, can suggest the necessity for a root canal as well as heat and cold sensitivity, discomfort or  severe toothache, tenderness and/or swelling, etc. Sometimes there are no symptoms at all which is why our expert dentists at Sekhon Family Dentistry will perform a thorough examination before developing a root canal treatment plan for you.

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Root Canal Treatment FAQs

What will they do in root canal treatment?

A root canal treatment is a procedure in which your dentist or oral surgeon removes infected or inflamed pulp in your root canal. After this pulp beneath your enamel is removed and the area is cleaned, it is then filled and sealed. Sometimes a tooth crown can be added on top once your dentist deems the tooth ready.

To learn more about root canal treatments and how they can help you, contact Sekhon Family Dental today!

What causes you to need a root canal?

A root canal treatment is needed when your tooth is badly infected. There can be a few different causes of this infection that may require you to get a root canal treatment. Some of these can include a faulty crown, a crack or chip in the tooth, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, and poor dental hygiene.

Contact Sehkon Family Dentistry today to learn more about root canals or book an appointment.

What are the 3 stages of root canal treatment?

Stage 1: The tooth is evaluated and the root canal is cleared through a small opening in your tooth made by your dentist.
Stage 2: The root canal is cleaned and shaped further. Dead nerves, pulp, and infection are removed. This stage is a more thorough cleaning than the first stage.
Stage 3: The root canals are filled with an appropriate material. After the filling restores the tooth, a crown can be placed on top if needed.

Still unsure about the root canal process? No problem! Contact Sehkon Family Dental today, our team of professionals are happy to answer all your questions.

How long does a root canal take?

This depends on the individual and how much of the root canal needs to be cleared of pulp and infection. A root canal can take approximately an hour to complete. Although if multiple sessions are needed to thoroughly complete the procedure, it can occur over a few days. If you’re unsure, feel free to contact your dentists at Sekhon Family Dentistry to have all your questions answered.

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How do you know if you need root canal?
If you’re experiencing constant tooth pain, this could be a good indicator that you may need a root canal. On occasion, this pain can also come and go, but it always returns. Sensitivity to hot or cold food, discoloured teeth, or swollen gums can also be signs you may need a root canal. All of these signs can actually point to other dental problems too, so contacting a professional to evaluate your teeth is the best course of action if you suspect any problems.
How long does a root canal last without a crown?
This can vary depending on the individual root canal treatment and how much interior tooth damage there is. By nature of root canal treatments, they tend to weaken the structure of the outer tooth and because of this crowns are usually needed afterward to reinforce them. The majority of root canals last over 10 years, but again, this can vary significantly depending on the individual.

Client Testimonials

Friendly & Professional

“Dr. Sekhon and staff are truly excellent. Friendly and professional. She helped to quell my anxiety and did fantastic work. Highly recommended.”

Warm & Friendly

“Dr. Sekhon and staff are warm and friendly. They made my dental experience positive and I actually look forward to my next visit with them.”

Wonderful Dentist

“Dr. Sekhon is a wonderful dentist. My father had broken his lower denture which he had for many years. He had not been to see in a dentist in many years. Dr. Sekhon made my father a new denture. She was very pleasant and my father was thrilled with the results. I highly recommend her.”

Highly Recommended

“I am an extremely nervous person when it comes to dental. Dr. Sekhon was excellent in making me feel very relaxed and comfortable. She explained everything to me what she was doing. She was excellent and very gentle in working on me..and that is not easy as I am very hesitant on letting Dr.s I don’t know work on me but Dr. Sekhon made me feel like I have known her for years. I would recommend Dr. Sekhon to anyone looking for a dentist and to all my friends. She also made sure that I was ok before I left the office that I thought was a “GREAT THING’”

Very Knowledgeable

“Dr. Sekhon has a very calm demeanor and is very knowledgeable. She is a very good diagnostician and works very much like Dr. Lipnowski. Dr. Sekhon doesn’t recommend unnecessary treatment. I am grateful to have had her treat me and my family.”

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We’re available for you and your children.

Dr. Amardeep Sekhon and the team is available to provide care for you and your family. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any of your questions.


1335 Carling Avenue,
Suite 310
Ottawa, ON