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About Ottawa East Endodontics

Dr. José Line Leduc DMD, C.A.G.S Endo, FRCD(C)
Dr José Line Leduc
Dr José Line Leduc

Dr. Leduc is a fully bilingual certified endodontist and a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. She started off her career as a dental assistant and has moved her way up to a dental specialist.

Dr. Leduc attended Université Laval where she earned her Doctorate in Dental Medicine in 2004 and graduated at the top of her class.  She then went on to opening her own dental clinic “JL Dentistry” in Ottawa, where she practiced general dentistry for 8 years. This is when she developed her passions for endodontics and implant surgery.  This led her to fullfill her long time dream of becoming an Endodontist.

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment (also called Endodontics) is needed when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damaged by an injury to your mouth. This infection may spread through the root canal system, which could eventually lead to an abscess, causing a great deal of discomfort. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be taken out.

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Root Canal Treatment

After a diagnostic examination and a consultation with your general dentist, an endodontist will determine if your tooth is a candidate for endodontic treatment. If your tooth is suitable, the next step will be to remove the inflamed or infected pulp and seal the root canal system. This normally involves local anesthesia (freezing). Treatment may be completed in one or more visits depending on the condition of the tooth. In most cases, after endodontic treatment, you will be able to return to your normal routine.


Most root canal treatments are successful. But in some rare cases, a second root canal treatment is needed. This is called retreatment. When retreating a tooth, the root canal filling material is taken out, and the canal is recleaned, reshaped and refilled.

Endodontic Microsurgery

Sometimes endodontic microsurgery is needed when a regular root canal treatment cannot be done or when an infection has not healed after regular endodontic treatment. Surgery is done to:

  • Check the end of the root for fractures (cracks).
  • Remove parts of the root that could not be cleaned during regular root canal treatment.
  • Clean up residual infection.

Cracked Teeth

There are many different types of cracked teeth. Cracked teeth show a variety of symptoms, including erratic pain when chewing, possibly with release of biting pressure, or pain when your tooth is exposed to temperature extremes. In many cases, the pain may come and go, and your dentist may have difficulty locating which tooth is causing the discomfort. If you are experiencing these dental symptoms or suspect a cracked tooth, see an endodontist, who specializes in saving cracked teeth.

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