Unfortunately, having root canal treatment is usually dreaded by many dental patients even though they understand that this treatment can save their teeth and help them avoid the expense of dental implants or dental bridges. Patients believe that the procedure will be extremely uncomfortable and painful. However, today’s modern root canal treatments performed at Langley Dental Centre are no more painful than any routine dental procedure. Our team of dentists applies the most up-to-date dental treatment techniques to ensure you will experience minimal discomfort during your root canal treatment.
Fortunately, uncomfortable and painful root canals are a thing of the past because of modern advances in dental technology. Our dentists use a local anesthetic to numb the area and help minimize any discomfort. In fact, most of our patients find it surprising that they don’t feel any pain during the procedure.
Root Canals Save Your Teeth & Protect Your Gums
The most common reasons for root canal procedures are tooth decay that reaches the tooth pulp and infection inside the tooth or at the root tip. Anyone who has experienced any of these conditions knows that they are often accompanied by severe toothaches. The most effective way to stop the pain and save your tooth is by undergoing a root canal.
Our local dentists at Langley Dental Centre have the qualifications, tools, and experience to perform pain-free root canal procedures. The tooth pain you normally experience is due to your tooth infection, not the actual procedure. Root canals not only treat your painful tooth infections and/or decay and put an end to your pain but also save your natural teeth. Additionally, when we are able to save a tooth and avoid tooth extraction, we prevent many costly issues that will develop if you do lose your tooth.
Save Time and Money
You may not have considered nor been aware that if you opt to remove an infected tooth, it can take longer to restore your oral health than a root canal. This is due to the fact that you will need follow-up appointments for a denture, bridge, or implant. What’s more, the cost for these procedures may be much higher than a root canal procedure, especially when you consider that most dental plans cover the cost of root canal treatment.
Prevent Jawbone Degeneration
By saving your tooth through root canal treatment you also preserve your jawbone. From the very moment you extract your tooth, the process of jawbone degeneration begins. If you extract a tooth the only way to prevent jawbone degeneration is the more costly option of dental implants.
Contact Langley Dental Centre For Your Root Canal Treatment
If you have any questions about our root canal treatments, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Your root canal treatment may be done in a single appointment if planned in advance. Please, note that in some cases, the same tooth may need a repeat treatment, if new infections develop in the gums or tissues surrounding the roots. We offer various endodontic services including pain-free root canal treatments, Root Canal Retreatments, and Single Visit RCTs. Root canal-treated teeth usually stay pain-free for many years or even a lifetime.