How many visits does it take for a root canal?

If you are experiencing any pain or prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold, you may have been told you need a root canal.  At Fraser Family we strive to work with our patients, and come up with a personalized treatment plan. We use the latest dental technology, and make sure our patients are comfortable and relaxed during any procedure.

Root canals are performed when the pulp or soft tissue in the tooth root becomes infected or inflamed. The infected pulp is removed, and the root is cleaned. The area is sealed and filled, and then a custom crown is placed over the tooth. Usually a temporary crown is placed over the tooth until the permanent crown is installed.

Root canals are a very common procedure, and usually take only one appointment. This also depends on the complexity of the root canal. If the tooth is infected, or there are other issues the procedure may take two or three appointments.

The procedure is quick and pain is minimal.  Most patients experience some pain for the first few days after the procedure, but normal activity can resume right away.

Our team will discuss caring for your root canal after the procedure.  We recommend good oral hygiene with brushing and flossing daily. Having a good at home care plan for your teeth will ensure your root canal stays healthy and lasts for years, or even a lifetime.

It is important to pay attention to any pain you are experiencing, and do not hesitate to call our office.  If the infected tooth is left untreated, an abscess can form and the bacteria can spread. The condition can be serious if not treated immediately.

To find out more about our root canal procedures and to schedule your appointment, call or email Fraser Family Dental Clinic.


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