Concord Dental - Vaughan

Root Canal in Vaughan

Root canal procedures can be meticulous, efficient, and surprisingly comfortable, offering you immediate relief while preserving your natural tooth.
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Preserving Your Natural Tooth with Root Canal Therapy

In a root canal procedure, we carefully remove the tooth’s inner pulp (the living tissue) and fill the space with specialized, medicated dental materials. This not only restores the tooth’s functionality but also helps in maintaining its longevity. Root canal therapy is key in safeguarding the jaw bone and surrounding tissues, ensuring the overall health of your oral cavity. Choosing to save your natural tooth through this process can prevent further discomfort and additional expenses in the future.

You might need root canal therapy if you notice any of these symptoms:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
  • Intense pain in the tooth.
  • Redness or swelling of the gums around the tooth.
  • A change in the tooth’s color.
  • A gum abscess, which may look like a pimple.

Your Root Canal Treatment Journey

A root canal treatment typically involves one or two visits to our office and is carried out by a dentist or an endodontist.

Here’s a breakdown of how we approach your root canal treatment:

Initial Diagnosis and Crafting Your Treatment Plan

The journey begins with an X-ray of the affected tooth and surrounding bone to identify the root cause of your discomfort. Your specialist might recommend antibiotics to manage any infection and inflammation. Since the pressure from an abscess can be a major source of pain, reducing this inflammation beforehand can significantly ease discomfort during the procedure.

Preparing the Tooth

On the day of your root canal, our priority is your comfort. We’ll take time to gently numb the area, including your gums, teeth, and surrounding tissues. Your peace of mind matters to us. Once you’re relaxed, we create a small access hole in the tooth. This allows us to remove the pulp, bacteria, decayed nerve tissue, and any debris.

Sealing the Tooth

If there’s a severe abscess, we may apply medication inside the tooth to ensure all infection is addressed. Should the treatment span multiple visits, a temporary filling is placed. You’re likely to experience relief from this stage. The final step is sealing the tooth, but only after it’s been thoroughly cleaned and is completely healthy. This ensures lasting results and comfort.

Root Canal Pricing in Vaughan

The cost of a root canal treatment can vary significantly, but it often proves to be a cost-effective solution for the long term. For those with standard dental insurance, the average out-of-pocket expense for root canal therapy typically ranges between $200 to $500+. We can provide a detailed estimate after conducting an oral examination, which you can use to confirm your actual expenses with your insurance provider. For those without insurance, the cost of treatment generally lies between $600 to $1200+.

The reason for this range in cost estimates is due to several factors that we consider when preparing a quote for root canal therapy, such as:

  • The intensity and location of the infection in your mouth.
  • The condition of neighboring teeth and gums.
  • Any additional complexities that may necessitate extra time or specialized skills.

Please note that it’s not feasible to provide an accurate quote over the phone. Each dental case is unique, and it’s crucial to have a consultation with a dentist who can assess your specific situation and discuss all the treatment options available to you.

Considering Alternatives to Root Canal Treatment: An abscess or infection in a tooth is a serious health issue that requires immediate attention. While some may view root canals as a less desirable option to alleviate severe dental pain, their crucial role is to eliminate an infection that could spread and pose a significant health risk. Our goal is to change the perception of root canal therapy and ensure your comfort and peace of mind are prioritized.

If you suspect you have a dental infection but are hesitant about undergoing a root canal, we encourage you to contact us anyway. We commit to not proceeding with any procedure without your complete understanding and consent and may offer alternative treatments aimed at effectively resolving your infection.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

A root canal is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the center of a tooth (the root canal system). It involves removing the infected tissue, cleaning and disinfecting the area, and then filling and sealing it to prevent further infection.

You may need a root canal if the pulp inside your tooth, which contains blood vessels and nerves, becomes infected due to decay, a crack or chip in the tooth, or an injury. This treatment can save the tooth and prevent the spread of infection.

Root canals have a reputation for being painful, but with modern techniques and anesthesia, most people report that the procedure is no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed.

The procedure typically takes one to two visits, each lasting about 90 minutes, depending on the severity of the infection and the complexity of the tooth’s structure.

It’s normal to experience some discomfort for a few days after a root canal, especially when chewing. Over-the-counter pain relievers usually manage any pain effectively.

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    1 year ago
    I have severe anxiety when it comes to the dentist, all I can say is that doctor Khan is a god sent. She made me feel so comfortable and handled my anxiety like a professional. She’s very calm, patient and so understanding. It’s hard to find a dentist like her and so glad I did!
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    Evan Phelan
    3 months ago
    Concord Dental has an outstanding team. The staff are always friendly and helpful. Dr. Khan is impressive – she's skilled and makes sure everyone is comfortable and well cared for. Highly recommend them for top-quality dental care!
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    Edith Gruda
    4 months ago
    This is an excellent team ..From the Dentist. Dr. Khan is very competent ,patient and pleasant. The whole experience including the billing was wonderful I highly recommend this clinic
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    Craig Hanson
    11 months ago
    I love coming here. Its a very friendly experience. Dr. Khan is amazing. I had a top and bottom filling done within 45 minutes of me arriving to the dentist. Highly recommend Concord dental!
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    susan brown
    1 year ago
    Dr. Khan and the wonderful staff at Concord Dental are in a league of their own. They work with you to give you options on your many dental needs, they put forth an effort at all times to look after any dental and pain issues by finding a solution rather than immediately sending you out to other specialists. Not only does that speak to my comfort level of having a competant and caring dentist. It also assures me that with Concord Dental, I have the BEST in dental care. They are considerate of their patients schedules in booking appointments so when you arrive, there is rarely, if ever, a wait time. My family wouldn't go anywhere else. Its nice to know that when you have a dental problem, you can count on Concord Dental and their staff to help you any way they can. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
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    1 year ago
    I have severe anxiety when it comes to the dentist, all I can say is that doctor Khan is a god sent. She made me feel so comfortable and handled my anxiety like a professional. She’s very calm, patient and so understanding. It’s hard to find a dentist like her and so glad I did!
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