Root Canals

Dr.Nahal-01Root Canals are done by Dr. Nahal Vessal. Dr. Nahal Vessal is a Certified Endodontist (a specialist in performing root canals). She is a Fellow of the Royal college of Dentists of Canada, and a member of the Alberta Society of Dental Specialists(ASDS) , Calgary and district dental society (CDDS), Canadian Dental Association (CDA) and also a member of the Alberta dental association and college (ADA and C).

She renewed her license in Endodontics in the University of Toronto faculty of dentistry. She is passionate about her work and strives to do her best to make the patients comfortable during root canal treatment. She continues to advance her knowledge in Endodontics by attending continuing education courses in order to stay updated with new technology and advancements in this field. She speaks two languages (English and Farsi) and is also a certified interpreter with the Calgary board of Education. In her free time she enjoys swimming, reading and hiking and spending time with her husband and two sons.

About Root Canals

Root canals have been known to spark intense feelings of fear and apprehension, even among the most rational of people. However, the popular opinion on root canal procedures is based on outdated information. In fact, root canals should be known as a method of relieving pain: not causing it.

Our goal is to alleviate the fears and anxieties associated with root canals and other dental procedures, so that you can get the care you need in improving and protecting your overall health, wellness and appearance. A root canal is necessary to remove the affected nerves and pulp, thus halting the spread of infection, relieving pain and protecting the health of your teeth and gums.

Put an end to infection and pain

There are several signs that a root canal may be necessary. Of these signs, the following are the most common:

  • Severe sensitivity to heat and cold. In cases of severe infection, this sensitivity is prolonged and occurs long after contact with extreme temperatures
  • Tooth root pain
  • Severe sensitivity to pressure. For example, when a tooth is infected, chewing can be extremely painful
  • Pain, swelling and/or tenderness of the gums
  • Discoloration of one or more teeth
  • Bumps or lesions on the gums

So, why do teeth become infected? While the answer can vary, common causes of infection typically include the following:

  • A chipped or cracked tooth that has gone untreated
  • Trauma or injury to the face or mouth
  • Deep, untreated tooth decay

In the presence of one or more of these signs and symptoms, failure to seek treatment can result in a number of complications to oral and overall health. For example, prolonged infection can lead to a painful abscess, spreading infection throughout the body and even bone loss around the root of the tooth.

Treat it right

Calgary dentist Dr. Nahal Vessal of White Oak Dental can perform root canal procedures safely and effectively, and without any unnecessary pain and discomfort. Call us today and get the ball rolling on better health and wellness. You’ll be glad you did.