Although you might not consider the root of your teeth on a daily basis (or ever!), dental professionals study this inner landscape of your teeth extensively.

Understanding Root Canals & Sedation Dentistry – Coquitlam

Tooth Tissue

There are 4 types of tissue that make up each tooth: pulp, dentin, enamel, and cementum. The very inner core of your tooth is pulp, and is actually very soft. It is comprised of connective tissue such as: nerves and blood vessels …both of which provide the tooth with nourishment.

If you have to undergo a root canal, this is the inner area DentistsRUs’ sedation dentistry Coquitlam would address.

Root Canals

A root canal is a dental procedure that is used to remove diseased pulp tissue from inside the tooth. The narrow channels beneath the pulp chamber in the inner part of the tooth are hollowed out and cleaned, and the roots are filed with flexible nickel titanium files.

A root canal procedure involves tooth disinfection and the removal of all debris (nerve tissue, lymph tissue, blood tissue, bacteria and infection) from the coronal pulp chamber and its associated canals. Once an affected tooth’s canals are sufficiently cleansed and shaped, they are filled with materials designed to prevent pain and infection from recurring.

At DentistsRUs, we provide sedation dentistry in Coquitlam. We also offer root canal services at any of the locations listed below. Call us to book your appointment, or ask any questions.


Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | View

Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | View

Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | View

Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | View

New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | View