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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a crown with my root canal?

Root canals involve removing any infected enamel and pulp, disinfecting the remaining tooth, and sealing off the tooth with a crown. Dental crowns essentially function as protective caps, and provide a strong and durable structure to a tooth that has received a root canal. The pain and infection will be gone, leaving you with your original tooth, covered in a sturdy crown.

Are root canals painful?

Although infections of the tooth pulp are often quite painful, root canals should not be any more painful than a typical filling. For patients who are still nervous about having a root canal, we offer oral sedation options that can help promote relaxation throughout the procedure.