Root Canals Coquitlam

Endodontic (Root canal) therapy treats the irreversibly damaged nerve and blood vessels of the tooth. This treatment returns the tooth to a comfortable functioning state and felicitates its preservation.

Untreated decay, a cracked or traumatized tooth and a large filling that has irritated the nerve can all cause the nerves and blood vessels inside the tooth to die. This allows bacteria to gain access into the pulp chamber, causing an infection inside the tooth. The infection can pass through the canals into the bone causing an abscess. Instead of extracting the tooth, a root canal is performed in order to remove the infection.

Root canal therapy steps

Root canal therapy usually requires a series of appointments:

  1. An opening is made into the top of the tooth in order to gain access into the pulp. The pulp and the canals are flushed with disinfectant and cleaned. A temporary seal is placed over the opening and in case of an infection antibiotics are prescribed.
  2. At the next appointment the canals are cleaned, shaped and filled with a rubber like material called gutta percha to seal them.
  3. If the strength of the tooth has been compromised a crown is usually placed over the tooth (see crowns).

Endodontic therapy is probably one of the most misunderstood procedures performed in the dental office. The name is often associated with pain and is the source of many dental “jokes”. In facet exactly the opposite is true. An abscessed tooth is probably one of the more painful dental emergencies treated, and the pain is alleviated by root canal therapy.

Dental Root Canal Treatment

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 At Burnaby Mountain Dental Centre we believe in providing exceptional dental care to all of our patients with the finest, state-of-the-art treatments. You can expect to be treated with personal attention and respect from our experienced professionals.

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Jacob Schwingboth
Jacob Schwingboth
Friendly staff and a warm welcome every time I visit.
Shireen Khimani
Shireen Khimani
I had a great experience at Burnaby Mountain Dental Centre. Dr. Imran Mitha was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything to me in a way that I could understand. He made sure I was comfortable throughout the entire visit. The staff was also very friendly and accommodating. Overall, I would highly recommend this dental office for anyone in need of dental care.
Rahim Tejani
Rahim Tejani
Definitely my favourite dental office in Vancouver. I now reside in Montreal, but often wait until we’re back in Van for the holidays to go see them. My kids feel really comfortable there as well which is great!
Bliss P
Bliss P
Kind dentists and staff, and flexible booking. They accommodated to my schedule and made room for my appointment. Dr. Imran Mitha was fast and made me feel comfortable during my appointment.
Shemin Kaba
Shemin Kaba
Excellent. Family oriented environment, friendly staff. Caring, comfort zone, specially for patients like myself, nervous, anxiety, etc.
Great orthodontist and very friendly
Mark Westerink
Mark Westerink
Great place would recommend it. Best in the area. Nice staff
Thomas Eville
Thomas Eville
Dr Imran Mitha created a treatment plan for me that included a crown replacement and facilitating a tooth implant. While performing the procedures Dr Mitha was kind, patient and understanding. He never pushed the surgery if I was feeling uncomfortable and he was always cognizant of my feelings. Every precaution was upheld during the time of Covid. He also helped organize a cleaning program with his dental hygienist. I wish Dr Mitha much success with his new practice in Vancouver. He will be missed at the Dental School in Cleveland.
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Yueming Zhou
Staff is super friendly and trustworthy. Definitely recommend to everyone!

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