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With an advanced approach, root canals do not hurt

root canals do not hurt

The short answer to the question of “Do root canals hurt?” is “No.” Root canal therapy is recommended to resolve pain caused by dental infection. The more involved answer to this important question comes down to how the procedure is performed.

Maine Center for Dental Medicine uses advanced diagnostic technologies and surgical techniques to accurately pinpoint numerous, tiny tubules. With traditional methods, they may be overlooked and improperly sterilized, leaving destructive bacteria behind.

Our dentists have another ally in their fight against harmful bacteria – ozone therapy. This powerful antimicrobial agent effectively destroys infection-causing microorganisms, and prevents re-infection.

Wiping out myths that persist

Many perceptions of the root canal procedure are not based on today’s healthy approaches; those skillfully delivered by Dr. Imam and Dr. Khan to restore your oral health, tooth function, and the appearance of your smile.

No single procedure works for every patient with trauma or decay. However, modern techniques such as those offered by Drs. Imam and Khan minimize discomfort and risks of complications, and maximize lasting, desirable outcomes.

The procedure is often associated with discomfort because the conditions it treats can be painful. As damage progresses, infection can spread to surrounding tissues and other parts of your face, which produces swelling. Fleeting pain may become severe and prolonged, and interfere with eating and sleep. Since treatment eliminates symptoms and complications rooted in these deep dental structures, root canal therapy is more accurately perceived as a form of pain relief – a way to get back to feeling better.

Anesthetic options to enhance comfort during the procedure have also come a long way from when your parents or grandparents had treatment to save a tooth. If you are uneasy about the procedure, our doctors can discuss sedative options to help you relax. Call (207) 474-9503 to schedule an appointment.

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Reviewed by Kathy J

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I have been going to see Drs. Khan and Imman for several years now. I am thoroughly impressed with their advanced education and attention to the patient's pain. They always explain, in advance of doing any work, the intricacies, pros and cons of different approaches. I have total faith in both of their professional abilities and also have recommended them to everyone I know who is looking for dentists. They are both immensely kind people, tremendous dentists and all their support staff is exceptionally pleasant and helpful.
Reviewed by April G

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I have been with this practice for a number of years now and I appreciate their approach to dental medicine. Dr. Kahn explains any recommendations thoroughly so I can make clear decisions about my dental health. Mary Lynne is an award winning hygienist and the best in the business. I look forward to my visits with her! Overall, everyone that I come into contact there is professional and friendly and you are always greeted with a smile! Thank you!
Reviewed by Marlene A

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The team at this dental office is superb. My amalgams were removed with great ease and all precautions for mercury removal were taken. They are such a caring bunch of professionals. I will definitely continue taking the 5 hour drive to this office and continue being a patient at this dental office.

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