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Common Myths Surrounding Root Canal Therapy

Signs You Need a Root Canal in Calgary AB Area

You have never had a root canal but were just informed that you have a tooth which needs one to save it from extraction. The anxiety you feel suddenly has your stomach in knots due to all the terrible things you have heard about root canals. Root canals are painful and incredibly hard on the patient, right? Wrong! This is just a myth, one of many, that has been spread around for years. The reality is that a root canal performed by Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma at Lake Chaparral Dental Care serving Chaparral, Walden and Legacy in Calgary Alberta,  is no more painful than a standard filling. While root canals are nothing to be afraid of, you need to know the signs to look out for. Let us learn more about root canal treatments.

Root Canals Are Painful

One of the most common myths surrounding root canals is that they are incredibly painful. While this may have been true many decades ago, modern dental technology ensures that a root canal is no more painful than a filling. A local anesthetic will be administered before your root canal treatment, making the entire process very easy for the patient. Further, you will likely experience pain relief from this procedure as the underlying infection will be removed.

Root Canals Can Lead to Illness

Misinformation about root canals is abundant online. One myth that has spread around is that a root canal can make the patient more susceptible to disease. This misinformation has been repeatedly proven false. You will never have to worry about contracting any disease or illness because of a root canal.

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Extraction Is Preferable

The goal of any dentist should be to save your teeth whenever possible. While current tooth replacement options are, quite simply, amazing, you should still avoid this treatment path when possible. A root canal is always preferable to extraction and will often be all that is needed to save a tooth severely compromised by deep decay or infection.

To learn more about root canals or to schedule an appointment, please visit Lake Chaparral Dental Care. For an appointment, please call (403) 768-2271.

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Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma, a graduate from the University of Alberta Neuroscience program, received Dental training at University of Alberta in Edmonton and went on to complete a two-year residency at Albert Einstein Medical Centre in Philadelphia, PA (United States). While at Albert Einstein Medical Centre she served as chief resident for a year. In this prestigious program, she took additional training in implantology, oral surgery, cosmetic services, and general dentistry.

Dr. Jay's passion for dentistry began in middle school when she selected the topic "teeth whitening agents" for a science fair competition. She considered dentists as artists who could improve smiles, increase confidence, and create beneficial changes in people's lives from an early age.

Dr. Jay pursued her passion of becoming a dentist in Gold Coast, Australia, where she earned a Master of Dentistry degree from Griffith University. Her enthusiasm for dentistry and sympathetic attitude drives her to make your dental visit as peaceful and comfortable as possible.

She enjoys educating patients about the significance of oral health and is dedicated to expanding her knowledge of the most recent dental innovations to provide outstanding care to her patients. Dr. Jay finds it tremendously satisfying to alleviate dental anxiety while ensuring your trust is always in excellent hands.

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