Dr. Swati Khanna Wins
"Best Dentist" Readers’ Choice Award for Four 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
Root Canal Therapy without pain by Dr. Swati Khanna
Why have a root canal?
It is always best to keep your teeth as long as possible and with a root canal, we are able to keep our teeth for a long time.
When is a root canal needed?
A root canal is needed when there is an infection on the tooth of some sort and at that time there is a choice to take out the tooth or to keep the tooth.
It is always a better option to keep the tooth as long as possible because taking out a tooth comes with its own challenges in the long run.
Is a root canal painful?
Root canal seems scary to some people because of the notion of the pain associated with it. When we do the root canal procedure there is no pain at that time. You are just as comfortable as you were if you were getting a filling.
Sometimes the fears are there due to what you might have heard from other people and their experiences.
That doesn't have to be your experience as, at Dentistry at LaSalle, we do not proceed with any treatment if you are uncomfortable.
Our priority is always to keep you comfortable and during the root canal treatments as well.
If you are in the Aldershot area and would like to learn more about root canals or any of the other treatments we provide, please request an appointment by calling us at (905) 481-9078.
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
(905) 481-9078. Our office is conveniently located in Aldershot, Burlington.