Root canals have a really bad reputation amongst dental patients, and that is unfortunate. The trouble is that there is so much misinformation regarding this helpful procedure. People will tell you that root canals are horribly painful, and that you will need a lot of time to recover, and that you will lose the tooth eventually anyway.

Routine Treatment

The fact is, root canals are now routine dental treatments. They are performed under a local anesthetic, the same as a filling, so you will not feel any pain. Your Edmonton dentist is not going to do anything that will cause you pain. In fact, when you visit Dr. Alex Pavlenko at Sana Dental in Edmonton for a root canal treatment, not only will you experience no pain during the procedure, any pain from healing afterward should be no worse than with a deep filling, and will usually be easily relieved using an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen.

Root Canals Relieve Pain

Patients come to us for root canals because they are already in pain. The pain occurs because the tooth pulp has become infected. The pulp is the part of the tooth that contains the nerves that transmit pain impulses to the brain. The root canal treatment cleans out the infected pulp, so once there are no more nerves, the brain no longer gets the pain signals.

When the root is cleaned out, the dentist will create a crown to cover the exposed part of the tooth, restoring it to full appearance and functionality. You will be able to bite and chew properly again, and your smile will be restored.


Complications following root canals are rare, but they can occur. You might have an oddly-shaped tooth root, or the main canal could also have others branching off from it. What this means is that the root canal procedure will be a little more complex, but you can rest assured that it will still not be painful. Dr. Pavlenko has many years of experience in root canal therapy.

Contact Our Root Canal Dentist in Edmonton

There is no need to fear root canal therapy. Root canals can restore teeth that might otherwise need to be extracted. To learn more, contact us at Sana Dental in Edmonton. You can arrange an appointment by phoning us at 780-476-3391, or using the form on our Contact Us page. We will also be happy to answer any questions you may have about root canals.