Open Hours

Monday: 8am-8pm, Tuesday: 9am-5pm, Wednesday: 8am-8pm, Thursday: 9am-5pm, Friday: 10am-4pm, Saturday: 9am-3pm, Sunday: CLOSED

(519) 265-5115

328 Speedvale Ave East, Unit 12, Guelph, ON

Root Canal Treatment

What is a Root Canal?

When a tooth has faced immense trauma or is badly infected, a root canal treatment is done to repair and save the tooth. The procedure involves removing the pulp (damaged area of the tooth), cleaning/disinfecting it, and then filling and sealing it. Some causes affecting the pulp can be: a cracked tooth, deep cavity, or repeated dental treatment.

Why Do a Root Canal?

When the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, a root canal treatment can help treat and save your tooth, rather than having to pulled it out. If the infection spreads and becomes severe there is a high risk that the the tooth will need to be removed! Prevent that from happening by getting a root canal treatment.

Signs You Might Need a Root Canal

Majority of the time, a root canal is recommended by a dentist when there is an infection deep in the tooth. The pulp inside the tooth becomes infected by bacteria from either an injury, or a severe cavity

Some signs you might need a root canal in Guelph:


Chronic tooth pain

Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold foods

A small bump on the gums near the area of tooth pain

How is a Root Canal Treatment Done?

  1. The dentist will give you a local anesthetic (freezing)

  2. The dentist will place a rubber dam around the tooth that is being treated - to protect your tooth from bacteria in your saliva

  3. The dentist will make an opening in your tooth to reach the damaged pulp

  4. By cleaning and enlarging the root canal system, the dentist will then remove the pulp

  5. Now that the canal has been cleaned, the dentist will fill and seal the canal

  6. The opening of the tooth is then sealed with a temporary or permanent filling

Root Canal in Guelph

Are you experiencing chronic tooth pain? Contact us at Guelph Family Dentistry to see if you need root canal treatment in Guelph. Call us today at (519) 265-5115 to book an appointment for a FREE consultation to alleviate your pain!

Office Location:

Unit 12 , 328 Speedvale Avenue East , Guelph, ON , N1E 1N5

Opening Hours:

Monday: 8am - 8pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 8pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
Sunday: CLOSED