Root Canal – Union Street

Root Canal

Kimbery Goodell
September 23, 2023

I had a great dental visit. I had worked for a dentist office for 3 years and was very particular when I choose a new office for my family. I heard great things about Dr. Wright and Brittney had been our hygienist years before. Both my visits went very well. Dr. Wright is very personable. Her assistant Tina was very friendly and so was the whole office. They were very helpful when given me info on what I would owe. Dr. Wright fixed an issue for me that I had for years and didn’t think could be fixed. I highly recommend them.

Adam Severy
February 13, 2023

This is a wonderful family friendly dentist office! The staff is incredibly kind and my children actually enjoy coming here!

Patricia Whittemore
February 6, 2023

The staff is always so caring and friendly. So glad I switched my son to this place!

Kevin McDonnell
January 30, 2023

Dental Offices Terrified me….Until I became one of Dr.Frank D’Auria’s first patients (long before “The Center for Dental Health” was established) and grieve his and his staff’s departure. They were a great crew. I’m feeling truly blessed by the seamless transition Dr. Kelly Wright has accomplished. I am not one who is comfortable with change or meeting new people, but everyone in this office is welcoming, friendly, helpful, competent, professional and just plain nice. What can I say other than Thank You.

John Murphy
December 28, 2022

My appointment was on time and the person that cleaned my teeth did a great job. Thank you to everyone involved.. Happy New Year!

Bill Reuther
December 14, 2022


Root Canal: Relieving Dental Pain and Preserving Your Smile

Understanding the Procedure, Myths, and Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

A toothache can be an unwelcome and painful intrusion in our daily lives, affecting everything from eating to speaking. When the soft inner tissue of a tooth becomes infected or inflamed, a root canal procedure can be the key to alleviating pain and preserving your natural smile. At Union Street Dental in Bennington, VT, we are here to debunk myths and shed light on the importance of root canal therapy.

What is a Root Canal?

Contrary to popular belief, a root canal is not a painful procedure; it is a dental treatment designed to save a severely damaged or infected tooth. Inside each tooth, there is a chamber that houses the dental pulp, which contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. When the dental pulp becomes infected due to deep decay, cracks, trauma, or repeated dental procedures, it can cause severe pain and may lead to a dental abscess if left untreated.

A root canal procedure involves removing the infected dental pulp, thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the inner chamber, and then sealing it to prevent further infection.

The Root Canal Procedure: Myths vs. Reality

Myth: Root Canals are Painful


Advancements in dental technology and anesthetics have transformed root canal therapy into a comfortable and virtually painless experience. In fact, root canal therapy is aimed at relieving dental pain, not causing it. The procedure is similar to getting a dental filling and is performed under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the process.

Myth: Extracting the Tooth is Better than a Root Canal


Saving your natural tooth through a root canal is almost always the best option. Extracting a tooth can lead to several complications, such as shifting teeth, loss of bone density, and difficulty with chewing and speaking. Preserving your natural tooth with a root canal allows you to maintain the normal function and appearance of your smile.

Myth: Root Canals Cause Illness


Decades ago, there were misconceptions linking root canals to systemic health issues. However, extensive research and scientific studies have debunked these claims. Root canal therapy is a safe and effective procedure that eliminates infection and helps save your tooth.

The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

  • Pain Relief: Root canal therapy is designed to alleviate dental pain and discomfort caused by infected or inflamed dental pulp.
  • Preserving Natural Teeth: Saving your natural tooth with a root canal helps maintain proper oral function and prevents the need for tooth replacement options like dental implants or bridges.
  • Efficient and Timely: In most cases, a root canal can be completed in a single visit, providing prompt relief from dental pain.
  • Improved Oral Health: By removing infection and sealing the tooth, root canal therapy promotes better oral health and reduces the risk of complications.

At Union Street Dental in Bennington, VT, we understand that dental pain can be distressing. Root canal therapy is a safe and effective procedure aimed at providing relief and preserving your natural smile. If you are experiencing dental pain or suspect you may need a root canal, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with our experienced dental team. We are here to debunk myths and ensure that your dental health remains in excellent hands. With root canal therapy, we can help you say goodbye to dental pain and hello to a healthy and vibrant smile that lasts a lifetime.

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