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 Endodontists

Dr. Kiarash Shabehpour

Dr. Kiarash Shabehpour (or Dr. Kia as his patients and colleagues tend to call him) is a Certified Specialist in Endodontics. He finished his specialist training at the University of British Columbia, where he is currently a clinical instructor helping with training of the next generation of Endodontists.

Dr. Shabehpour practices in both Alberta and British Columbia and along with his team, helps his patients and colleagues with root canal related procedures on a referral basis. He is fluent in both English and Farsi.

When not working, he loves spending time with his family, indulges in martial arts of Judo or can be found on the slopes, skiing.

Dr. Shabehpour is proud supporter of animal rescue groups worldwide.

Meet Our Endodontists

Dr. Adriana Hernandez

Dr. Adriana Hernandez obtained her BDS degree in Venezuela in 2005. Following several years of successful practice as a general dentist, she decided to further her expertise by specializing in Endodontics. Her journey as a specialist in Endodontics allowed her to serve the dental community in Venezuela with high skill and dedication for several years.

Later on, Dr. Hernandez, along with her husband and three children, relocated to Canada. In Canada, she pursued additional dental education at the University of British Columbia, where she earned certification for her specialty degree. Today, Dr. Hernandez primarily assists patients and colleagues with root canal treatments and endodontic surgeries on a referral basis. She is fluent in English and Spanish.


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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