Dr. Swati Khanna Wins
"Best Dentist" Readers’ Choice Award for Three Years in a Row!
People in and around Burlington, ON have once again shown their love and loyalty towards Dr. Swati Khanna (Dentistry at La Salle) by choosing her for the “Best Dentist” Readers’ Choice Award for 2018. Dr. Khanna was also chosen for this award in 2017 and 2016.
Root Canal Therapy
When we see a patient with severe decay or tooth damage, one of the first questions is usually whether the tooth can be saved. Often the answer is yes, with root canal therapy at our Burlington dental office. If you cringe at those words, don’t worry. We offer a number of options to keep you calm and comfortable
throughout the process.
Do you need root canal therapy?
The only way to answer that question is an examination by a dentist. If a cavity or fracture only affects hard outer layers of the tooth, it can be repaired. However, if the soft tissue (dental pulp) in the middle of the tooth is injured or infected, root canal therapy is needed.
The procedure involves opening the tooth and removing the damaged pulp. The canals are then sterilized, filled, and sealed to prevent reinfection. Finally, a custom made crown is cemented over the tooth, protecting it from further damage. Since the nerve is removed, the tooth can no longer ache
What to expect
Contrary to common myths, modern root canal therapy is nothing to fear. Patients commonly compare the experience to having a tooth filled, except the appointment takes more time.
We strive to ensure that every patient can feel at ease during the procedure.
- Earbuds and 3D movie goggles are available if you wish to block the sights and sounds of the dental office.
- The treatment site is numbed using DentalVibe, which virtually eliminates the poking sensation of anesthetic injections.
- We offer a range of sedation options to help anxious patients relax. You can choose from nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral medication, or IV sedation.
If you have questions, or you would like to schedule an appointment at Dentistry at LaSalle, call (905) 481-9078. Our office is conveniently located in Aldershot, Burlington.