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Let’s Get You Out of Pain

Severe decay, injury and extensive dental work can all cause the tooth’s pulp tissue to become damaged or infected. And, as anyone who’s ever experienced unrelenting, throbbing tooth pain before can tell you, it’s not fun…at all. While root canals have gotten a bad rap, thanks to modern dental techniques and technology, the procedure is actually no more uncomfortable than getting a filling. By getting rid of the infection, root canal treatment, technically called endodontics, can help to save your natural tooth and eliminate your pain. If you think you need a root canal, schedule a visit with a Fraser Street dentist at Nest today.

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Why choose Nest for your root canal treatment?

We have:

  • Experience in endodontic cases, ranging from simple to complex
  • Safe dental sedation options and anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel a thing
  • Minimal wait times
  • Dental tech for an accurate diagnosis and treatment
  • All of the sterilization, sanitation and safety bells and whistles, including air purification systems for surgically clean air, enclosed operatories and negative pressure isolation
  • An experienced, compassionate dentist and team
  • A gentle approach
  • Amenities for maximum comfort from noise-cancelling headphones to a TV in your suite
  • Transparent pricing and flexible financing — we’ll help you maximize your insurance and let you know your root canal cost upfront

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

Eliminates Pain

Because your tooth’s pulp contains nerves and blood vessels, when it gets infected, it can really hurt. Root canal treatment will stop the pain.


Saves Your Natural Tooth

With a high rate of success, root canal treatment is a tried and true way to save your natural tooth and prevent reinfection, which is always ideal for your oral health.


Saves You Money

Getting a root canal can help you steer clear of needing more extensive and costly procedures, such as a tooth extraction followed by a dental implant or bridgework.


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Take a Deep Breath

We know the thought of getting endodontic treatment, or a root canal, can be intimidating. You’ll be happy to know that things are done a whole lot differently today, especially at our Vancouver dental studio. To put your mind at ease, let’s walk through what you can expect when getting a root canal at our practice:


Dr. Sonia Sahi will take a look at your digital x-rays and perform an exam.

Once she determines you need a root canal, she’ll administer an anesthetic to numb the tooth and the surrounding area. If you opt for sedation, you probably won’t even notice the needle.

You won’t feel a thing as she makes an opening in your tooth to get to the pulp chamber and root canals. She’ll use a microscope and really tiny instruments to remove the infected pulp tissue.

Dr. Sahi will clean and disinfect the chamber and canals and then fill them with a biocompatible material.

She’ll wrap up your treatment by sealing the opening in your tooth to prevent it from getting infected again.

Depending on your needs, you might also need a restoration like a dental crown to restore your tooth to its former glory and preserve it for years to come.
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What is a root canal?

Root canal treatment (called endodontics in dentist-speak) is a set of specialized procedures used to treat issues with the soft pulp tissue inside of a tooth. When performing a root canal, our Vancouver dentist, Dr. Sahi, removes the infected or inflamed pulp (you’ll be numb!). She then carefully cleans and disinfects the pulp chamber and root canals before filling and sealing the tooth. The procedure is designed to eliminate the infection, prevent reinfection, stop pain and save your natural tooth.

Why do I need a root canal?

Root canals are necessary when the soft pulp tissue inside of a tooth is damaged, inflamed or infected. This can happen when a tooth is cracked, has deep decay or has undergone extensive dental work. The pulp contains connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels, which is why a problem there can be super painful. Eventually, the pain might go away, at least temporarily, but that doesn’t mean the infection is gone.

Root canal treatment eliminates the pain and infection. Without treatment, the infection can spread and affect the supporting tissue and jawbone, resulting in tooth loss and a loss of bone structure. It can also lead to a dental abscess and potentially cause systemic problems in other areas of your body.

Does a root canal hurt?

You’ll be given anesthesia, so you won’t actually feel anything during the root canal procedure. Some patients also opt for sedation. These days, getting a root canal is comparable to getting a filling. Once the anesthesia wears off, your tooth might be mildly sore for a day or two. If needed, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever (whatever you’d take for a headache) to manage discomfort.

How do I know if I need a root canal?

Some of the signs you need a root canal include:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold that lasts even after the trigger has been removed
  • Severe pain while biting or chewing
  • A pimple(s) on your gums
  • A cracked or chipped tooth
  • Swollen, tender and/or darkening gums
  • Constant pain and feeling of pressure in your mouth
  • Deep decay
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