Root canal therapy is one of the most feared dental procedures, but it shouldn’t be. At 22nd@Taylor Dental Care in Red Deer, we believe that root canals are a smile-saving treatment and an important part of overall oral health care.
Some of the most common questions:
Is a root canal painful?
How long does the procedure take?
What are signs that I need a root canal?
Does insurance cover the cost of a root canal?
Root canals help restore teeth affected by severe decay, trauma or other issues to their full function and aesthetic beauty. In this blog post, we will discuss what root canal therapy entails and why it should not be feared.
Root canals help restore teeth affected by severe decay, trauma or other issues to their full function and aesthetic beauty.
So, what exactly is Root canal therapy? A root canal is a type of endodontic treatment used when the pulp inside your tooth becomes inflamed or infected due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the same tooth, large fillings or chips/cracks caused by facial trauma. During a root canal procedure, our dentists access the inner chamber of your tooth through its crown (the visible portion) and remove any damaged tissue before carefully cleaning out bacteria from within the chambers and filling them with biocompatible material. This helps preserve what remains of your natural tooth structure while providing protection against further infection or damage down the road.
Discovering what happens during the procedure is one thing, but what about the pain? Fortunately, for many patients, getting a root canal is no more painful than a cavity filling due to the use of modern endodontic techniques and local anesthetic. Most describe feeling only slight pressure and movement at times but no pain.
The average time for a root canal takes about 30 to 60 minutes to complete and the best part, 22nd @ Taylor Dental Care adheres to the Alberta Dental Fee Guide, so you know what to expect.
Dental health is not just about your mouth and your teeth. 22nd @ Taylor Dental in Red Deer aims to provide you with a comfortable and relaxing environment. We will exceed your expectations through professional results and our friendly staff. We promise to listen to your needs and wishes. Your dental health is wired to your physical health. We are passionate and driven to improve your physical health by treating your dentistry and oral hygiene needs. If you’re carrying around some sort of mouth pain due to a fear of dental procedures, laser dentistry is a great option for you! 22nd @ Taylor Dental Care Dentistry for the whole family including laser dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, sleep studies, sleep appliances, TMJ treatment, wisdom teeth removal, root canals, implants, Invisalign, and tongue ties. We are here to listen to your dental needs and provide you with options for your best dental health. We will show you the many links between the health of your mouth and your body. We have some incredible methods for making dentistry easy and comfortable. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook, for tips, updates, and dental education.
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