Calgary’s Specialty Dental Clinic

Why Choose Chinook Dental Group?

Three Dental Specialties
Receive comprehensive care for three dental specialties.

Appointments Available
Receive timely care and schedule immediate appointments.

No Judgement Services
Receive dental care without feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable.

Meet Our Endodontist

Dr. Kiarash Shabehpour

Dr. Kiarash Shabehpour (or Dr. Kia as his patients tend to call him) started his dentistry journey in 1998. After earning his DDS degree in dentistry and practicing for a few years, he moved to Canada with his wife.

In Canada, he attended dental school again at the University of British Columbia for his 2nd degree in dentistry, this time a DMD, practiced for a few more years in both Vancouver and Prince George and then completed three extra years of specialist training in Endodontics at UBC. Dr. Shabehpour primarily helps his patients and colleagues with root canal-related treatments and surgeries on a referral basis. He is fluent in English and Farsi.


What is root canal retreatment?

Root canal retreatment is a procedure in which a dentist reopens a previously treated tooth to remove any remaining infection or bacteria, and then reseals the tooth to prevent future infection.

If you are feeling pain and discomfort in a tooth that was treated previously with a root canal, it is imperative to visit an endodontist. The same is true if signs of infection or inflammation arise in the part of the tooth or near its surroundings.


Who is a candidate for root canal retreatment?

You may be a candidate for Root Canal Retreatment if you have previously undergone a root canal procedure, but are experiencing pain or discomfort in the treated tooth due to either a new infection or failure of the previous treatment.

Additionally, if you have a cracked or damaged tooth, you may also be a candidate for Root Canal Retreatment.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, but are unsure of the right treatment path, it is best to contact our dental specialists as soon as possible.


What are the benefits of root canal retreatment?

Firstly, the procedure can save a tooth that has already undergone root canal treatment but has since become infected or damaged. This is crucial, as it prevents any additional infection or decay and keeps the original procedure effective for providing lasting comfort.

Secondly, retreating an infected or damaged tooth works to immediately alleviate any pain and discomfort it carries; this kind of symptomatic relief is invaluable to restoring dental health.

Lastly, by reworking the existing root canal procedure, further harm to both healthy tissue and surrounding teeth can be prevented – giving you peace of mind about your overall oral hygiene for years afterwards.

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