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Root Canal Therapy

Emergency and Non Urgent Dental Services in Waterville, Maine

Root Canals:
What You Need To Know​​​

Root canal therapy includes removing the pulp tissue (blood vessels, connective tissue, nerves)  inside the tooth, cleaning it immaculately, then sealing it somewhat like your dentist would a cavity.
 
Later, the tooth is capped with a crown that acts to hold together and protect the tooth. These can last for many years and provide a solid option for a healthy mouth.
 
The most important thing to remember: root canal treatment saves your natural tooth from an infected root canal and prevents reinfection. Your tooth will continue to receive nourishment. Root canals relieve pain and make teeth healthy again. Big positives!
You Might Need A Root Canal If You Have:
  • Chipped, Cracked or Broken Tooth
  • Sensitivity to Hot and/or Cold
  • Severe Pain When Chewing and/or Biting
  • Tender and/or Swollen Gums
  • Gum Decay and/or Darkening

Are Root Canals Painful?

Root canals are a regular dental procedure the team here at Waterville Family Dentistry does daily. With anesthesia properly administered by a professional, root canals are no more painful than most dental procedures, including getting a filling.
 
They do often leave patients sore, numb, and mild discomfort can persist for a few days afterward. Then, it shouldn’t bother you again for years. In our experience, putting off a root canal can lead to way more pain than this simple procedure. 

Root Canal Therapy: So Many Positives!

The benefits of root canals are many, some include:

What Our Patients Are Saying About Their Experience.

A Rating on Google

5/5
Under new leadership and great improvements. Dr Choe is great, quick, and does a great job explaining things.​
Jared B.
5/5
Dr. Choe and the rest of his team are friendly and knowledgeable. The service has been fantastic at all of my visits. I would highly recommend booking an appointment!
Katherine L.
5/5
I was very impressed with everyone at the office. They were so sweet and very welcoming! It’s always nice to go to a dentist where they care about your well being. I highly recommend Waterville Family Dentistry!
Salem H.
5/5
Dr.Choe was amazing! 10/10 would recommend! This office gives you many options in order for you to get your prime dental care, without making you feel pressured into anything. Dr. Choe goes makes sure you understand your own treatment plan, and treats you with genuine kindness. I felt at home here and would highly recommend! I will be coming back for further treatment & cleanings! Staff was kind as well, and collaborated to make my experience as smooth as possible.
Kelsey T.
5/5
I am 53, and I have experienced many dentists in my lifetime. I have hated all of my experiences, so this review is a BIG DEAL because I had to go to Dr. Choe to get 3 fillings done, and he fixed the problem very expediently and with empathy to my nervousness, and I left feeling extremely happy with his results! Dr. Choe is the best dentist I have ever had to see, and I am forlorn that it took so long in my life to actually have a pleasant experience.
Paul B.

Your first visit won’t be your last.

We look forward to having you join our family here at Waterville Family Dentistry!