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Are root canals painful?

No! Root canal procedures don’t cause pain – they relieve it.

Many people associate the pain of an infected root canal with the actual procedure itself. However, if you’ve ever had a root canal, you know that the pain stops the moment we numb the affected tooth!

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Of course, we understand that root canals don’t get much good press. This can lead to a great deal of anxiety about the procedure that really isn’t necessary. But it’s our job to ensure that you are comfortable because root canal treatment may be the only option we have to save the affected tooth.

Sedation Dentistry Options

At Park Place Dental, we’re pleased to offer state-of-the-art sedation options for your complete comfort. Nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) will not put you to sleep, but it will definitely take the edge off your anxiety and allow you to relax throughout the procedure.

Oral sedatives are another option we provide. Dr. Joo will prescribe a medication for you to take before you arrive at our office so you are calm when you get here. Oral sedation and nitrous oxide are often combined to provide a stress-free procedure. If you simply want to go to sleep for your procedure, you'll be pleased to know that Dr. Joo is qualified to administer IV sedation right here in our Barrie, ON dental office. 

If you prefer to go to sleep, you’ll be pleased to know that Dr. Joo is certified to safely administer IV sedation. 

We hope that, with preventative treatments and regular visits, you don’t ever need a root canal. But if you do, give us a call. We would love the chance to show you just how stress-free a root canal can be! 

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