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What is a root canal?

Will it hurt? 

Do I need a crown afterwards? 

Can I be sedated?



At Da Vinci Dental, our dentists can evaluate the tooth and determine if it was caused by cavities, if it’s a split tooth or root and the nerve is in danger. Usually, if the nerve is damaged, it will require a root canal. If the root cannot be saved due to the extent of the damage to the tooth, we will discuss all options with you to determine the best solution for you.

Why is a Root Canal is needed?

A root canal is needed when damage occurs to a tooth’s pulp. This can happen due to injury or due to severe tooth decay. A root canal is often a dreaded procedure but this can be an alternative to a tooth extraction and can be a very effective way to eliminate tooth pain. While root canals can take two or more appointments, your Da Vinci Dental dentist will work with our specialist to make each appointment as comfortable as possible for you; we strongly believe in practicing gentle dentistry.

What's next after a Root Canal?

After a root canal, you should consider having a porcelain crown put over the tooth as this will help prevent tooth breakage. This is especially helpful if extensive restoration was done, leaving a thin shell of a tooth. If pain, swelling, and other problems occur after root canal treatment, you may need to meet with your dentist again to determine whether or not further work needs to be done.

No one really wants to have a root canal but when you need one, you want it done right. Da Vinci Dental utilizes expertise of our root canal specialist (Endodontist) just a few blocks away, making sure each root canal is professionally completed.  

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