Painless Root Canal Treatment in Surrey
Whether you have a toothache, missing teeth, or just need a simple teeth cleaning, the friendly and experienced staff at Strive Dental can take care of you with ease and comfort.
Strive Dental offers a wide array of procedures to accommodate your dental health needs.
From root canals to the installation of crowns, our staff will provide you with the info and answers to find comfort and confidence throughout your appointment.
One of the most common procedures performed on Surrey patients is the instalment of sealants. Dental sealants can help prevent tooth decay by forming a long-lasting shield for your enamel.
What Are Sealants?
A dental sealant is a plastic coating applied to the surface of the tooth or teeth to help prevent decay.
Sealants are commonly applied to the back of the teeth, molars, and premolars.
Your dentist will likely start the procedure with a cleaning.
He or she will then likely roughen up the surface of your teeth to help the sealant bond to the tooth, which is then rinsed and dried again.
Your dentist will then paint sealant onto the tooth, where it bonds directly and hardens. Sometimes a special light is used to help the sealant harden.
What is the Process for Sealants?
Sealants are painted on to harden in place, forming a shield for the enamel of the tooth.
Your dentist will first clean and dry the teeth, placing a cotton ball next to the tooth to keep it dry. The tooth must first be cleaned because sealant will not bond well to a dirty tooth.
By placing a small brush on the end of a dental drill, your dentist can scrub out any debris on or in the grooves of the tooth.
If your dentist decides that the tooth isn’t quite clean enough, there are two options for finishing the job.
- Air abrasion – involves using a small machine to blast high pressure air at your teeth in order to blow away debris.
- Dental drill – A dental drill can also be used to buff out any remaining debris.
Etching is then performed to roughen the surface of the tooth in preparation for the sealant.
Sealant will then be carefully painted on and hardened over the course of about 60 seconds.
A curing light will likely be applied to speed up this process.
Consult With a Dentist Today
If you believe a dental sealant may be right for you, contact the friendly and professional staff at Strive Dental today!
We’ll provide you with the answers and information you need to face each appointment with comfort and confidence.
You can reach the staff at Strive Dental over the phone at 604.503.5710 or request an appointment online.
Pricing for a root canal can vary depending on the scope of damage and infection to the tooth. Prices can start out at around $350 and cost as much as $540 for front tooth like an incisor. Molars may range in price from $520 to $800. However these prices are just an estimate as they may vary depending on a number of factors including location of the tooth, the condition the tooth is in, your insurance etc.
While a root canal infection can hurt the treatment does not. Part of the reason a root canal treatment takes place is to relieve the pain. You don’t feel the actual treatment because you’re under a local anesthetic.
Depending on the amount of damage and extent of the infection a root canal can take 30 to 60 minutes. Sometimes they can take up to 90 minutes to be completed.