Root Canal Treatment
If you are experiencing dental pain or sensitivity, it could be caused by bacteria that has infected the pulp inside a tooth's root canal.
Virtually painless root canal therapy performed at Vitacare Dental Centre in Coquitlam, BC, can relieve your discomfort and save your tooth.
Learn how our dentists, Alex Wong and Vanessa Lee, screen for signs of infection and treat symptoms. We also offer second opinions.
What Does Root Canal Treatment Look Like?
Why Get a Root Canal Procedure?
Our compassionate dentists are dedicated to saving your teeth from extraction. If an infection has entered the interior pulp of a tooth through a cavity, crack, or break, root canal treatment can save the tooth from being removed. A root canal can also prevent:
- The need for costly, involved implant (artificial tooth root) placement
- A painful abscess that grows at the end of the tooth's root canal
- Bacteria from eating through the tooth and entering adjacent teeth, your gums, and bloodstream
- Severe toothaches when you chew or drink hot or cold beverages
- Painful swelling in the face or gums
- Dark discoloration of the infected tooth
- Jaw bone loss at the bottom of the tooth
Remember, not everyone will experience pain or even obvious symptoms. During twice-yearly exams, we will screen for signs of infection to try and catch it early on.
True or False: Root Canal Procedures Really Hurt
The simple answer is false. Other than the quick pinch of our anesthetic needle, you might not feel any discomfort at all. Many patients say a root canal is no worse than getting a filling. Plus, Drs. Wong and Lee use very gentle advanced methods to diagnose and perform your root canal.
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How a Root Canal Is Performed
You might feel mild sensitivity or soreness for a few days after the procedure. Pain meds like ibuprofen can help.
Will I Need a Crown after My Root Canal?
Dr. Wong or Lee will likely recommend a high-quality dental crown be placed on the damaged tooth to protect it and fully restore its look and function. A precise digital impression will be made of your teeth and sent to a trusted partner lab. After a couple of weeks, you'll return to our practice to have your customized, permanent crown bonded to your tooth.
Four Reasons to Choose Us for Your Root Canal
We Work with Your Schedule
Root canal pain can strike anytime, so we offer appointments on evenings and weekends.
We Use Advanced Digital Technology
Our practice is fully modern and digital, providing you with the most precise, effective diagnoses and up-to-date treatments possible.
Visiting Our Office Can Save You Money
Drs. Wong and Lee expertly perform root canals as well as many other dental procedures at affordable rates. This means you and your family do not need to visit an endodontist or other kinds of oral health specialists who may charge a lot more for treatment.
Patients Love Our Luxury Amenities
Our patients love our warm, inviting fireplace, plush, snuggly dental chairs, and complimentary coffee and juice bar. Your kids will really love our gaming stations!