Are root canals painful?

Tooth preservation by root canal treatment

With today's modern dental techniques, having root canals done by a dentist is no longer a scary experience. Dr. Smith is experienced in performing root canal therapy. Extensive decay, an accident, tooth fracture, or gum disease can kill teeth and cause a root canal symptom such as root canal pain or a dental abscess. However, regardless of the root canal cause, your teeth can be saved using modern therapy to do root canal treatment.

Dr Smith uses the latest materials and techniques, which allow for less chair time, increased long term success, and decreased or elimination of post treatment discomfort.

An Apex Finder finds the correct length of the roots giving 98% success in cleaning and filling the root canals properly. Dr Smith then uses the latest flexible rotary files that are more efficient at cleaning and shaping the canals. The latest anti-bacterial disinfectant is used in the canals in conjunction with a Dental Laser to kill all bacteria and then promote the bodies natural healing. Patients treated with dental laser report 73% improvement in discomfort, and 67% improvement in long-term health of the tooth. The root filling material is heated and bonded in the canals to allow all canals to be sealed. Typically Dr Smith completes root canals in one comfortable appointment averaging approximately an hour.


Progressive Practice for Family and Aesthetic Dentistry
Ärztehaus Bergheim
Römerstr. 1
D - 69115 Heidelberg
Tel: (49) 06221 - 6516090
Fax: (49) 06221 - 6567212

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