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Can a Root Canal Actually be Relaxing?

By on October 4th, 2016 in Uncategorized

If you’ve found yourself experiencing an excruciating toothache or a dental abscess, a root canal is likely the next step to saving your smile. Unfortunately, root canals tend to have a bad reputation…or do they?

Root Canals Don’t Have to Hurt

Typically, the pain associated with having a root canal is actually caused by the inflammation or infection within the tooth’s nerve. When you get a root canal, our Wasilla dentist numbs the area around your tooth, so you don’t have to feel the actual procedure. Once the endodontic therapy is completed, your tooth is no longer vital…and there’s no nerve left to sense any pain.

It may be necessary to prescribe an antibiotic prior to the treatment, so that initial swelling or fluid is reduced. After that, having a root canal should feel similar to having a filling or crown placed.

Sedation Dentistry Can Help

Perhaps you just dislike having dental work or don’t want to sit for a longer procedure. If this is the case, sedation is the perfect way to relax during any type of treatment. At Lane Family Dentistry, Dr. Lane provides comfortable sedation options to help ease your mind. You might even feel as if you napped right through the entire visit!

Don’t Forget Our Massage Chairs

When you visit Lane Family Dental, we want you to feel refreshed and comfortable. That’s why we’ve invested in professional massage chairs to help you relax. Just lay back and let us do the rest!

Avoiding a root canal may seem like the more comfortable thing to do, but the infection could spread to other areas. Why pull a tooth if you don’t have to? Call Lane Family Dental in Wasilla today.

Posted on behalf of Lane Family Dental

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Office Hours

  • Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
Carrie Quick
17:30 01 Sep 20
Dr. Lane was fantastic. My husband's tooth extraction was quick, easy, and pain free. I highly recommend Lane Family Dental.
Megan Hundley
18:14 31 Jul 20
Super friendly, clean and beautiful office. Got the job done quickly and didn’t try and sell me on needing any work or extra products. Definitely would recommend and have recommended to a friend and my sister in law after my first visit! Make an appointment you won’t regret giving Dr. Lane and his awesome staff a try. Thanks for my sparking smile!
Juan Carlos Garcia
04:47 18 Jul 20
Relatively new to the area and someone HIGHLY recommended Lane Family Dental. Well, after my amazing experience as a new patient there today, I couldn’t agree more with the recommendation I was given.From the minute I stepped in the office, the customer service was outstanding. Kathy, at the front desk, Celia, Emily and Dr. Lane were so nice, courteous, answered all questions and most importantly their attention to detail was beyond reproach.I’ve been to several dentists in my lifetime and this has been the best experience. Kuddos to Celia....... the best dental hygienist I’ve encountered. Soft hands and amazing techniques displayed throughout my cleaning today. Dr. Lane, was a pleasure to interact with.If you’re looking for a dentist.... STOP looking! This is where you need to go. True professionals with very caring personalities and a well-centered compass for customer service.I look forward to continuing my dental Care with Dr. Lane and his staff.
Karl E. Mitchell
03:23 06 Jul 20
Well, I’ve been to a number of Dental offices and let me tell you... Dr. Lane was recommended to me by a trustworthy person and I couldn’t be happier about the advice given to me! The front desk... felt like I was coming home for the holidays! The Hygienist was gentle, kind and quite entertaining and then the follow up, Dr. Lane... good guy, even though he had semi bad news to give me, he broke it down In a way I understood and without causing panic! I am highly recommending Lane Family Dentistry for any individual that may be thinking of switching offices or just want to get in to the dentist for the first time ever!
TheLawcorner .
07:06 19 Jun 20
Very professional and caring people at Lane Family Dental. Dr. Lane is very conscientious and careful, so you are in good hands. I could almost look forward to going to see them, except, well, they are dentists!
SP&D Contractors
03:33 19 Jun 20
I had such bad tooth pain. Dr. Lane was able to see me within 2 hours and had me promptly scheduled for a procedure the following day. My pain level was extremely high but his humor and his really supportive and kind staff had me very relaxed. He made sure I was 100% pain free, extremely comfortable, and in good spirits before preforming the procedure. Their state of the art X-ray machine and the wonderful massage the dental chair was giving me was the icing on the whole day. I hate the dentist but Dr. Lane has made my experience have some of the chips fall off my shoulder about dentist visits.
Matt Sale
03:41 03 Jun 20
Great, friendly staff. Promptly saw me, cleaned my teeth really well, double checked everything, good to go! Great service, highly recommend.
Keith Dunn
03:07 14 Apr 20
Came in as a mild emergency. Very helpful staff, Dr. Lane is terrific. Explained all my options and they reviewed the costs with me. I have found my new dental office! I cant say enough good about them!
Stephanie Sanford
04:22 06 Feb 20
Great dentist! I was looking for a new dentist when we moved from Palmer to Wasilla and loved this place. The whole staff are super friendly and actually give you the time of day if you have any questions. So happy to have found this office!
Jessica Wolnik
05:02 28 Jan 20
Switched to this office after some research and needing to leave our other office that we did not care for. Was not disappointed! I’ve been around dental offices my entire life as my mother managed a couple and I can confidently say that the Lane Dental team exceeded my expectations and I felt comfortable! They treated me with respect and most importantly, treated my kid like he was one of theirs. Kind and caring staff and a beautiful office! Happy we have found our new dental team!!
Angie Swortzel
04:30 20 Dec 19
My husband and I were both very impressed with our experience with Lane Family Dental.We both agree that this was the best experience we have ever had at any dentist we have gone to. From the receptionist, the hygienist, dentist, and dental assistant were all top notch. They all were very friendly, professional, and made us feel very comfortable. We will definatly be coming back.
Diana Biesanz
04:32 18 Dec 19
I loved how easy it was to become a new patient. The form was online, no glitches, and took me less than 5 minutes. The office was clean and nicely decorated with a lot of great artwork. The dental chair massages. Wow! The staff is friendly, happy, and makes you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in the door. The consultation was honest; all options laid out and their opinion on a best plan forward; which wasn't the most expensive or include any unnecessary work. I appreciate them talking to me like a friend or.a family member needing the best possible treatments at the best possible price. I look forward to more visits. Thanks guys for a great first day.
Zachary Daniels
04:11 18 Dec 19
Great family dental office. Everyone is very nice and my entire family goes here for our dental needs.
cristina mcanulty
18:45 07 Dec 19
Dr. Lane and his staff are always welcoming, caring and simply wonderful to encounter! I always feel great whenever I’m done with my appointments. I would absolutely recommend them for all of your dental needs.
Ryan Christensen
04:47 28 Nov 19
very nice dental clinic. very relaxing and casual environment. probably the most pleasant cleaning and inspection I've ever had. The massage chairs were a nice touch.
Richard Saulnier
04:54 18 Nov 19
I appreciate being seen on a short notice. I thank you for being able to work with me in this regards.
A Graham
04:14 16 Nov 19
Great doctor and assistants, with the skill to numb you right the first time! After a bad experience at a previous dentist who couldn’t numb me and drilled anyway, I was nervous. Dr Lane got me numbed completely the first time and I didn’t feel a thing! Also had a great experience with my child’s first dental visit, very friendly and modern. They definitely got our family’s business for life!
Sarah Dudley
21:07 13 Nov 19
This was the most pleasant dental experience I’ve ever had. The staff here is amazing, friendly and informative. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you Lane Family Dental!
Tracy Hardman
04:33 12 Nov 19
They were very helpful in my situation that was caused from a different dentist. I trusted the dentist’s opinion completely and thankful I chose that office
Jeff Fowler
03:29 20 Oct 19
They are all very friendly and knowledgeable. The care was more than expected.
Brent Wood
03:17 25 Sep 19
Dr. Lane is awesome.. very calm and relaxing atmosphere. Staff is very welcoming. Dr. Lane is very professional and experienced.. highly recommended Lane family dental.
Roberta Britain
03:16 20 Sep 19
Been really thankful to have found Lane Family Dental. The staff are helpful, the dentist thorough, and all of them give you a sense of competence in their endeavors, making you feel you are in good hands. I trust this group completely.
Sandra Sayer
13:55 05 Sep 19
They were very professional and accommodating. Would recommend to friends.
Sandra Sayer
13:55 05 Sep 19
They were very professional and accommodating. Would recommend to friends.
Danielle Mettling
03:27 30 Aug 19
I have a great disliking for all things teeth related, but my experience was great. The staff was wonderful and they all have a great sense of humor. Look forward to working with this clinic on getting my teeth where they need to be.
Mark F
23:49 08 Jul 19
I have not been to a Dentist in roughly 20 years and now I have no choice as a result. I called Lane Family Dental first thing on a Monday morning and they asked me if I could be there at Noon which was surprising as I thought being a new patient I would have to wait at least a few days or more. They told me I could fill out all the new patient forms online which was also pretty cool, easy, and time saving for me. My biggest concern was that since I had neglected to go to a dentist in so long that I was going get judged or at least lectured but that was not the case. I was treated with respect and kindness by everyone I dealt with at Lane, they explained everything to me as we went through my appointment and gave me options for both treatment and payment. Now I feel like my teeth might actually have a chance to survive some more years. Lane Family Dental came highly recommended to me and in turn I highly recommend them to you no matter how long you have been putting it off. Thank you to everyone at Lane Family Dental!
Mark F
23:49 08 Jul 19
I have not been to a Dentist in roughly 20 years and now I have no choice as a result. I called Lane Family Dental first thing on a Monday morning and they asked me if I could be there at Noon which was surprising as I thought being a new patient I would have to wait at least a few days or more. They told me I could fill out all the new patient forms online which was also pretty cool, easy, and time saving for me. My biggest concern was that since I had neglected to go to a dentist in so long that I was going get judged or at least lectured but that was not the case. I was treated with respect and kindness by everyone I dealt with at Lane, they explained everything to me as we went through my appointment and gave me options for both treatment and payment. Now I feel like my teeth might actually have a chance to survive some more years. Lane Family Dental came highly recommended to me and in turn I highly recommend them to you no matter how long you have been putting it off. Thank you to everyone at Lane Family Dental!
Dr. Matt Bickel
20:01 21 May 19
Dr. Lane does a great job caring for his patients. Their comfort is his #1 goal. I highly recommend this office!
Dr. Matt Bickel
20:01 21 May 19
Dr. Lane does a great job caring for his patients. Their comfort is his #1 goal. I highly recommend this office!
Talon Boeve
04:57 22 Apr 19
Best Dental Office Ever! Dr. Lane and his staff are truly exemplary. I actually look forward to my dental visits.
Jason Chan
05:52 22 Mar 19
Dr Lane is a very kind and compassionate dentist. He's very knowledgeable and informative when it comes to any dental questions. His staff are also just as knowledgeable and they provide excellent care. I would definitely recommend him to my friends!
Karen Ho
09:41 09 Mar 19
Dr. Lane is an amazing dentist with a great team. He goes out of his way to make sure his patients are comfortable and always puts in extra effort to ease their fears of dentistry. Very professional from front office to back assistant. Highly recommend.
Christian Turner
23:45 26 Feb 19
Jason, Chris & Jen did a great job and making this experience a pleasant one. Great customer service and great smiles. I enjoyed them informing me on what's going on with my teeth with x-rays and photos
Hilary Turner
18:10 17 Feb 19
My daughter and I really enjoyed coming to Lane Family Dental. The are fast and friendly and took the additional time to answer our questions and made sure we were taken care of. I will recommend them to everyone I know. Best dentist appointment ever!
golden pigs
03:06 16 Feb 19
The most amazing experience we as a family have ever had. The staff is very friendly and professional and the dentist actually came out and met us. This practice will be our dentist for life.
John Welch
15:22 12 Feb 19
Dr Lane told me what I could for my situation and gave me a few options and consequences of each. Nice guy.
Lori Logan
04:16 11 Feb 19
Dr Lane and the entire staff are so welcoming and will take their time to make sure you are comfortable. They are professional and always run on time, which is much appreciated. Amazing experience from great people who really care!
Christopher Sinick
18:02 09 Feb 19
Dr. Lane is awesome! He is very personable and is always willing to do whatever he can to make you feel comfortable just like you would in your own home. He also truly cares about you and puts in the extra time to get to know you and customize treatment to your needs. I couldn’t recommend him enough!
Christopher Sinick
18:02 09 Feb 19
Dr. Lane is awesome! He is very personable and is always willing to do whatever he can to make you feel comfortable just like you would in your own home. He also truly cares about you and puts in the extra time to get to know you and customize treatment to your needs. I couldn’t recommend him enough!
John Ha
19:18 07 Feb 19
If you're looking for a dentist, you need to go see Dr. Lane. He definitely makes you feel comfortable, puts you at ease, and you can see he really cares about keeping your teeth in top shape. His office was able to get me in right away and fixed up when I had an emergency with a front tooth (clumsy me!). Thanks doc!
Misty Severs
21:07 18 Jan 19
Always friendly and makes you feel comfortable!
Christine Starkweather
18:04 25 Nov 18
The staff were very welcoming! Dr Lane was able to remove my tooth and get me out of there in 45 mins.
Heather Tallman
00:13 10 Oct 18
Dr Lane Family Dentistry is absolutely wonderful! My kids love to go here! Friendly, great customer service, thorough cleanings!
Danielle Mettling
20:01 14 Aug 18
I have a great disliking for all things teeth related, but my experience was great. Look forward to working with this clinic on getting my teeth where they need to be.
cristina mcanulty
01:10 25 Jul 18
I had an issue come up after hours and I sent them a message via Messenger and they immediately responded and were able to fit me in today!!! I’m so thankful for their help, but most of all for their amazing customer service and care for patients. I would absolutely recommend them for all of your dental needs.
Jess Adams
02:25 21 Jul 18
Very professional and nice people. Facility and dental equipment new and up to date! 5 out 5 stars!????
Angela Lundvall
01:48 26 Jun 18
This is the second time I’ve gone here and I’m still blown away by the service and attention to detail. Prior to these guys, I used to dread dental visits. At this office, they go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and happy. We just had our first child three weeks ago and I had to bring him with. I hoped that he would sleep through, but of course he woke up as soon as I showed up for the appt. He was hungry, but instead of getting upset with sticking to time schedules, they encouraged me to make sure he ate enough and burped before we started. He was still fussy, so their receptionist (she is amazing) held him while their dental hygienist (she was also awesome) did my x-rays and then we tucked him in the chair with me during the cleaning. Love it! My teeth are super shiny clean and both this mamma and her baby are very satisfied customers. ^_^
Rebecca Abshire
20:31 15 Jun 18
I had so much built up anxiety from not going to regular dental check ups like I probably should have but the staff was phenomenal! They all made me feel comfortable, didn't judge me, and had great hospitality. The hygentist was sweet, and gentle. I have not experienced that in a long time. I'm actually excited to go back in a few months for another cleaning. From the time I walked in to the time I left I felt like I chose the right place to go.
Caroll Denton
03:09 15 Jun 18
I'm pretty self conscious about my teeth, when I went into Lane Family Dental I felt very comfortable, and welcomed as soon as I opened the door. The staff here are amazing! I also enjoy how customer based the office is with refreshments, massage chairs and Netflix. After 10 years of trying to find a good dentist, Dr. Lane is by far the best.
Ronald Chester
00:22 23 May 18
Al though I went a long time without teeth I am glad to have them now Dr Lane is very good he is the best dentist I have ever been to he cares about my teeth he didn't hurt me like some have in the past I would like to thank him and his staff they ate all caring and professional people I highly recommend his dental services thanks
Kim Washington
20:20 22 May 18
I have really truly tried to avoid all dentist's! But I love Lane Family Dentist!! Very Much Looking Forward to my next appointments!! Must Visit!! You Wont Be Disappointed ?!! 5'Stars!!
Adrian Hull
00:16 01 May 18
My husband and I recently found Lane Family Dental. We are both so pleased with their professionalism, modern equipment and outstanding care. The people at the front and Dr. Lane's dental assistant are bright, cheeful and professional as well. Living in Talkeetna we are so pleased they have two offices, one being in Willow which is quite convenient. Thank you Lane Family Dental for providing such great care to the Mat-Su Valley.
Jessica M.
02:11 28 Apr 18
Great atmosphere, staff, and dentist. I had a bad experience the last time I went to the dentist so I was petrified to go in but this place was totally relieving. Me and my family will always be coming here with our dental needs.
Ryan Hill
17:43 21 Mar 18
I have always had a wonderful experience with this office. Everyone is always nice and welcoming. The office is clean and beautifully decorated. I would recommend this office to anyone.
Macey Shapiro
19:53 05 Mar 18
The best dentist I’ve had in my 60 years. Absolutely impeccably clean facilities. New facilities. The latest techniques and strategies to provide excellent dental care. And most of all the least amount of pain I’ve ever felt at the dentist.
Paulette E
22:45 09 Feb 18
About a year or so ago I discovered Lane Dental. Due to circumstances in my life I hadn’t been to a dentist in a really long time. They were very caring and kind. Since then I’ve had some teeth removed and am currently having a partial made. They have been patiently working with me and my insurance. Asia has been wonderful to work with for my scheduling and Dr. lane has been so kind and gentle. His assistants have been a real pleasure also. Thank you to the entire staff ?
Jan Miller
17:14 02 Dec 17
Finally, a dentist I look forward to coming to. Great staff, lovely warm waiting area. Dr.Lane is gentle, kind and professional. He explains each process so you know what he is doing. My teeth look great after he fixed some chips in my front teeth.I highly recommend Lane Family Dentistry.
Douglas Gregory
01:07 30 Nov 17
Fantastic customer service! Everybody there is very friendly and easy to talk to. They explained everything that was going on with my teeth, provided a plan to get them back in good shape, and cleaned em up real nice. It may have been a while since my last trip to a dentist, but I don't remember the visits being so relaxing.
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LANE FAMILY DENTAL OF WASILLA

1301 E PALMER-WASILLA HIGHWAY
WASILLA, AK 99654

Office Hours

  • Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday8:00am - 5:00pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
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