Root Canal Therapy

Smiles on Sparks with Dr Halpin is Ottawa's destination for Root Canal Therapy.

When the nerve of a tooth becomes infected or traumatized, it is sometimes necessary to perform endodontic therapy, aka, root canal.  In doing so, Smiles on Sparks can save the tooth and prevent the need for an extraction.  This involves cleaning out the inside of the crown and roots of the teeth, and filling them with a rubber-based material.  The tooth is then restored either with a basic filling, or in most cases, with a crown to protect the tooth from future breakage.  Root canal-treated teeth are at greater risk of breakage since a non-vital tooth is brittle.