Root Canal Treatment

Diseased nerves and decaying teeth are certainly nothing to smile about and finding a gentle, compassionate and thorough dentist to treat your painful tooth is a high priority.
We will take the time to evaluate the condition of your tooth thoroughly to determine whether you are a good candidate for a root canal which, when followed up in a timely manner with a crown,can help you keep your tooth.
Don’t wait another day to address the tooth that’s been bothering you.
We are ready to help you achieve a pain free healthy smile with a ‘gentle’ root canal

Myths about Root Canals and Root Canal pain

There are many misconceptions surrounding root canal (endodontic) treatment and whether patients experience root canal pain.
  • Myth1: Root Canal treatment is painful
  • Myth2: Root Canal treatment causes illness.
  • Myth3: A good alternative to root canal treatment is extraction( pulling the tooth)

Myth 1: Root canal treatment is painful.
Truth: Root canal doesn’t cause pain, it relieves it.
The perception of root canals being painful began decades ago, but with modern technologies and anaesthetics, root canal treatment is no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed.
Most patients see the dentist when they have a severe toothache. The toothache can be caused by damaged tissues in the tooth. Root canal treatment removes the damaged tissue from the tooth, thereby removing the pain you feel.

Myth 2: Root canals cause illness.
Truth: There is no valid scientific evidence linking root canal treated teeth and disease elsewhere in the body.
A root canal is a safe and effective procedure when a severe infection in a tooth requires endodontic treatment, that treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected tooth, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth.

Myth3: a good alternative to root canal treatment is extraction
Truth: Saving your natural tooth, if possible is the very best option. Nothing can completely replace your natural tooth. An artificial tooth can sometimes cause you to avoid certain foods.Keeping your own teeth is important so that you can continue to enjoy a wide variety of foods necessary to maintain the proper nutrient balance in your diet.
Endodontic treatment along with appropriate restoration is a cost effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp and less expensive than placement of bridge or an implant.
Endodontic treatment also has a very high success rate. many root canal treated teeth last a lifetime.
Millions of healthy and endodontically treated teeth serve patients all over the world years and years after treatment. These healthy teeth are helping patients chew efficiently, maintain the natural appearance of their smiles and enhance their enjoyment of life. Through endodontic treatment dentists world wide enable patients to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime.