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Why Dentists Recommend Root Canals: A Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth

There’s No Need To Be Nervous About A Root Canal

The term Root Canal can create fear in the strongest of people! Don’t worry! Despite popular myths, it’s typically no more painful than filling a cavity.

Root canal therapy is one of the most common dental procedures—nearly 16 million are performed in the United States alone each year. Don’t let root canal hearsay frighten you. Today, with safe and effective anesthesia, precise tools, and incredible imaging technology a root canal doesn’t have to be painful—in fact, it relieves pain.

Our endodontists perform root canal therapy and root canal surgery, virtually pain free. Our experienced endodontic team offers the most advanced technology in root canals, treatments and therapy.

At Longwood Dental Group, you can rely on caring and compassionate endodontic care.

Dr Zachary Kano, Endodontist

Dr Zachary Kano, Endodontist

An Actual Patient Review Following A Root Canal Procedure At Longwood Dental Group

“I’ve just recently obtained a root canal from Dr. Zachary Kano. And while most people wince at the thought of a root canal procedure, I have to say that if you should ever need one, PLEASE, PLEASE make an appointment with Dr. Kano.

Everything about the experience and the procedure was stellar. (If I could, I’d rate him 10 stars!) Dr. Kano’s approach and communication with the patient not only removes any anxiety, but it gives you the supreme confidence that the root canal will be executed with utmost care and a high level of quality. I would be remiss if I also didn’t mention his assistant, Pamela. Pamela made sure to be equally focused on me before, during, and at the end of the procedure. I have recommended this team to my friends and colleagues – if you are reading this, I hope that you keep Dr. Kano’s name in mind for yourself or anyone that may have to face a root canal in the future!”

Why Have A Root Canal?

Endodontic treatments, more commonly known as root canals, are necessary when the pulp of your tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes such as deep decay, repeated dental procedures on your tooth, or a cracked tooth or chipped tooth. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess. A root canal can save your natural tooth. Your alternative is to have the tooth extracted. Your dentist will then recommend that your missing tooth then be replaced with a dental implant.

With proper care, an endodontically treated tooth will function normally for years to come.

How Does A Root Canal Save The Tooth?

When our endodontists perform a root canal, we clear your tooth’s canals of bacteria and remove the inflamed or infected pulp. We then carefully clean and shape the inside of the canal, a channel inside the root, then dry, fill and seal the space. Often, a dental crown is placed over your tooth for further protection and to restore your tooth to full function. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.

At Longwood Dental Group, we specialize in root canal therapy procedures. Don’t let fear or anxiety keep you from receiving treatment.

Contact us at 617-566-5445. Your best oral and overall health may depend on it.

Endodontic Treatment Information

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