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Common Questions

Will the treatment be painful?

We will take every measure to ensure that your procedure is not uncomfortable or painful. If treatment is needed, we will carefully inject anesthetic into the area to gently numb a concentrated area of your mouth. For most patients, the feeling of numbness usually subsides after 1-3 hours.

Will there be any pain after the treatment?

For the first few days after treatment, there may be some sensitivity to biting pressure, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. Although the rate of healing differs, most patient's discomfort subsides within 24 - 48 hours.  We typically recommend anti-inflammatory medications (like ibuprofen) for a few days after treatment.  Antibiotics may be prescribed if infection is present.

Why are you placing a temporary filling on my tooth?

As an endodontic practice, our primary focus is on the inside of the roots.  We complete the root canal treament and place a temporary restoration over the biting surface of the tooth. We encourage you to return to your general dentist as soon as possible for the permanent restoration and a crown (in many cases).  Your dentist will the be able to determine the type of permanent restorative material that is best for your specific needs. 

What is a cracked tooth?

There are many different types of cracked teeth.  The treatment and outcome for your tooth is dependent on the type, location and severity of the crack. Unlike a broken bone, fracture in a tooth will never heal and  may result in loss of the tooth if left untreated.  Once treated, most cracked teeth continue to function and provide years of comfortable chewing.

Can I go back to work or school after this treatment?

People are generally able to resume their normal activity following root canal therapy and return to work or school.  The area will be numb for 1-3 hours following this treatment but it should not interfere with normal day to day activity.

Do I need a driver for my appointment?

Patients can drive themselves to and from their appointment.  However, if sedation is required, a driver is necessary to take the patient both to and from their treatment appointment.

Can I eat or drink after this treatment?

You will be able to eat and drink following this procedure but we suggest that you wait until the anesthetic has worn off as you do not want to risk chewing your lip, cheek or tongue when the area is numb.  We also advise you not to eat hard or crunchy foods on the tooth that has been treated until a permanent restoration or crown has been placed.

Patient Testimonials

Let me get right down to the heart of the matter....My experience with Dr. Layton and her team was quite simply...amazing! Dr. Layton has shown the highest level of professionalism, knowledge and skill during my visit to her office for a root canal. I would stongly recommend her to anyone seeking her level of expertise and performance.

Terry Y.

Having had multiple dental proceedures performed over the years I feel very lucky to have finally been referred to Dr Layton and her team. The two root canals were seamless, and from start to finish, I was treated with kindness, respect and utmost care. As an RN of 35 years my expectations are extremely high, and believe me, Dr Layton and her staff fulfilled each and every one. Also, special thanks to Natasha RDA and Barb at the desk.

Penny G.

My visit to Dr. Layton’s office was one of my best dental experiences! Dr. Layton, along with her wonderful staff, were all so friendly and kind that it made my experience a very pleasant one. Dr. Layton took her time showing me step-by-step procedures and made sure I was comfortable with everything before proceeding with the root canal. The freezing needles were a breeze and the root canal itself went very good! I would highly recommend Dr. Layton to anyone. Going to the dentist isn’t bad when you have great people helping you like themselves!!!

Hope D.

Dr. Layton is truly a professional along with her staff. My root canal procedure was pain free and in fact the best out of all my dental experiences. Dr. Layton was very patient, kind and took her time to explain all my options. She managed to freeze my mouth very well and I didn't feel the freezing needles or the tools that she used. I was amazed at her talent and speed. I had no swelling or pain after the procedure and did not need to take any painkillers. Her staff, in particular RDAs Natasha and Carolynn, were very attentive and caring, and answered all my questions. Overall, the whole experience was like going to the movie - in fact I did watch a movie while Dr. Layton was working on my tooth - except for no popcorn. I would definitely see Dr. Layton again in the future! Many smiles, Oksana B.

Oksana B.

My experience at Dr Laytons practice was excellent. I was in severe pain and looked up the practice to get an urgent appointment. The staff were excellent and I was seen within 24 hours Dr Reza Yasini was excellent and very pleasant. The staff are amazing. Thank you to all at Dr Laytons Practice. I will definitely recommend anyone to the practice.


1170, 10665 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5J 3S9