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Root Canal & Cavity Treatment in Saint John

Are you experiencing a severe toothache? One of your tooth nerves might be affected by decay or infection. Millidge Place Dental Clinic – Dr. Murray Holburn offers root canal therapy and cavity treatment in Saint John to give you relief from such issues.

Root canal therapy is performed to save the tooth, remove decayed pulp and nerves, treat cavity, and remove bacteria. This resulting space is now filled with medicated dental materials so that the tooth can be fully functional. 


In addition to that, we also provide cosmetic and general dentistry services for those in need.

Is root canal actually painful?

Modern root canal technology and anesthesia can considerably reduce the pain and discomfort involved.   Considering the results and relief that the treatment provides, a root canal is certainly better than getting your teeth extracted.


Our team of dentists ensure that you are completely comfortable with the process. They start by educating you about the treatment and its possible consequences. They also ensure your convenience and comfort before starting the procedure. Call us to schedule an appointment today .

Why Root Canal Preferred over Extraction?

Most people believe an extraction is a good option over a root canal. But removing the tooth could also affect the adjacent teeth, thus resulting in more cost and more dental issues. The tooth can be saved and restored to its full function by performing a root canal. Root canal therapy can last a lifetime, and only on certain occasions the teeth might have to be re-treated if new infections are affecting the teeth.

Symptoms of Possible Root Canal Therapy

Below are some of the signs which can possibly lead to a root canal therapy:

Blister on the gums

Sensitivity issues

Swelling or tenderness

Acute toothache

Sometimes no symptoms

Benefits of Root canal 

»          No more toothaches/inflammation in the pulp of the tooth


»          You can keep your natural teeth


»          Prevent further infection to spread 

The Root Canal Procedure

Root canal requires more than one appointment. Initially, an X-ray is performed to diagnose where the issue is. This is followed by giving local anesthesia to the affected tooth. The next step involves pulpectomy, where the damaged pulp, nerve tissue, bacteria, and decay are removed. The space created is then cleaned, disinfected, filled , and sealed using a permanent filling or a temporary crown. A second appointment will be required to replace the temporary crown with a permanent crown.


For more information on cavity treatment and root canal therapy, or to book your appointment, please contact us.  

Cavity Treatment

Cavities are a type of dental disease that can affect the tooth enamel and eventually decay the tooth to a point in which the nerve is exposed. The cavities are caused by bacteria in the mouth, creating acid that eats away at the tooth enamel. The most common symptoms of cavities include discoloration of teeth, pain and sensitivity when eating, tooth loss, bad breath and minor gum bleeding.

If left untreated, a cavity can widen and start to destroy the tooth itself. A root canal treatment is a way of saving the tooth and restoring its function, even when it has several cavities.

Cavity Treatment in Saint John | FAQ

Dental health is essential for the overall well-being of a person. A regular appointment with a dentist can help you stay ahead of dental problems with ease. Here are a few frequent questions that we get every now and then:


  • Will My Tooth be Able to Recover on its Own?

The answer is, unfortunately, no. A dental cavity is an issue that necessitates medical treatment to cure. When you have a cavity, the best thing to do is visit a dentist.


  • Does it Hurt to Get Fillings?

The short answer is yes, as the dentist will have to drill into your teeth. However, modern practices have made the process a lot more comfortable. You will get a shot of anesthesia to minimize the pain.


  • How Long Can the Process of Filling Take?

Depending on the size of the cavity, it can take anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes and even around an hour. It can take even longer for kids and older adults as it is hard to keep their mouths open for long.

If you are undergoing a root canal, the process may take two or three appointments to complete since it requires additional stages such as fabricating and fitting a crown.


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Tooth Sensitive to Hot and Cold?

Why suffer in pain? Let Dr. Murray P. Holburn check it out before it gets worse.

Cavity Treatment in Saint John

We offer procedures that can effectively treat your oral cavity and improve your dental health.

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