When it comes to root canals, West Grande Prairie Dental strives to ensure you see a dentist with extensive root canal experience and understands the anxiety you may have about root canal procedures. This is why at West Grande Prairie Dental, we are always here to help you find a solution to your tooth pain and offer a friendly place to make sure you feel heard and comfortable.
Our locally-owned dental office gives you the convenience of a dentist near you that offers exceptional care. You do not have to worry about driving out of town or going to multiple offices. You can get excellent root canal treatment at either of our West Grande Prairie Dental offices. We are excited to offer you two locations in Westgate and Trader Ridge.
Our dentists and dental staff are passionate about hearing your point of view and working with you to ensure you understand what a root canal is, how much a root canal costs, and how long a root canal takes to perform. We work together with you to make sure we understand your desired outcome. Then we will walk you through all the steps we offer so we can make a plan together. If you have any doubts or worries related to any root canal treatment, please do not hesitate to tell us so we can help.
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What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal may be needed if an infected or inflamed nerve in your tooth pulp is causing a lot of pain. You may find that your tooth is very hot or cold-sensitive and hurts when chewing. Root canals are endodontic treatments that go into the infected tooth and clean out the infected pulp inside the tooth. A root canal is actually a good thing! A root canal allows the dentist to save your tooth and saves you from needing the tooth pulled and an implant placed.
After our root canal team has cleaned the tooth and the infection has been removed, the tooth is filled with a white filling to seal the tooth and prevent future damage and infections.
Do root canals hurt?
Most of the time, the answer is almost always no! During the root canal procedure, West Grande Prairie Dental will provide an effective local anesthetic to keep you and your teeth comfortable and pain-free. We offer different sedation options. Our dentists use advanced dental equipment to remove the infected parts of the nerve, perform the root canal, and seal it without you having to feel the treatment.
Our technology makes it a smooth and easy process for you. Our root canal team will work hard so that you can keep your tooth, have proper healing, have low or no pain, and be stress-free, knowing that your root canaled tooth is cleared of infection and protected.
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What You Can Expect From a Root Canal Procedure?
Our root canal team will conduct exams and evaluations to ensure the integrity of your tooth. If it is necessary for a root canal, our root canal team will discuss those results and schedule your appointment. The treatment is simply to extract the unhealthy parts of the tooth, clean it, and fill it with a protectant to prevent any future infection.
This is a tooth-saving procedure, so you can rest assured knowing that at the end of the treatment, you will still have your tooth, but its health will be improved. You will be able to eat with it like normal, and the most important part is that it will be healthy and no longer have the symptoms of an infected tooth.
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Do Root Canals Hurt?
Root canals have a reputation for being painful, but here at West Grande Prairie Dental, we work to change that narrative. Most root canals will feel no different to the patient than a filling appointment. We use a local anesthetic to numb any surface pain. Our root canal team will use our state-of-the-art equipment, and we can make root canals a simple and almost painless procedure!
We strive to make the root canal service a simple tooth-saving treatment. While not something you should aim towards needing, it is a better alternative to losing the tooth or dealing with the pain until it becomes unbearable. Most of the time, putting off a root canal can be more painful than the treatment itself. It can also result in needing an extraction of the tooth, which is not ideal. At West Grande Prairie Dental, we want you to have a complete smile!
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Experiencing Symptoms of a Toothache or Tooth Infection?
Root canals can be necessary if the tissue around the tooth is infected. This can be caused by deep tooth decay, cracked/chipped teeth, or even trauma to the teeth. That is why regular dental cleanings with your West Grande Prairie Dental hygienist can save you time and discomfort.
Not only can an infected or inflamed nerve cause pain, but it can also cause many other more severe problems. You may find your tooth very sensitive to hot or cold foods or from the pressure chewing. Other symptoms that indicate a possible need for a root canal may include:
- Seemingly random pain.
- Dull aching pain.
- Sharp shooting pain.
- Swelling of the face.
How Much Is a Root Canal?
West Grande Prairie Dental does not want finances to ever be the reason why you opt out of expert root canal care! Especially when it could risk the loss of a tooth or even further infection that can go beyond repair. Since we are committed to exceptional dental procedures and your total satisfaction, we have multiple root canal financing options available. You will receive a quote for your root canal procedure, and we will walk you through the financing options and help you obtain maximum root canal reimbursement from your dental insurance.
When a root canal is needed, if left untreated, it can be much more expensive later and need much more extensive and in-depth treatment, so it’s truly best not to delay! That is why it’s better to be seen at West Grande Prairie Dental to assess the infection early on and get the treatment you need without breaking the bank.
How Long Do Root Canals Take?
Typically, a root canal procedure takes 1–2 visits to our dental office. After your procedure, we will prescribe medication to help keep you comfortable. West Grande Prairie Dental believes in continuity of care even after you leave our office.
For this reason, you can expect a call from our root canal team after your procedure to check in and inform us how your tooth feels after the root canal. We may also schedule a follow-up appointment, though one is not always necessary.
The root canal procedure is a fantastic piece of modern medicine. It restores and saves your tooth without any need for additional treatment. Do not wait until your tooth is beyond repair. While root canals may seem scary, losing a tooth is not a better alternative. Get this simple and quick root canal procedure to ensure a long-lasting smile without pain.
We offer second-opinion root canal diagnosis and analysis.
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