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Dr. Gregory Van Hale on Root Canals

There are few word combinations that cause fear and anxiety, like ‘root canal’. Though this is a common dental procedure, it seems to make most people very nervous just think about it. Like most things related to the dentist, most of these fears are understandable, but really unfounded. Today there are more types of pain methodology available for dentists to use than ever before. If you’ve been diagnosed as being in need of a root canal, you may be a little bit worried, but there’s no need to worry.

My name is Dr. Gregory Van Hale, and my dental office is located at 247 West Glenoaks Blvd. Glendale, CA.

Root canals are common part of my job and I treat many patients in my Glendale office.

Root Canals Can Be Intimidating

Many people have suggested changing the name of the root canal because it has so many negative connotations for people.

Unfortunately, if you change the name, you can’t really change the process. At my Glendale office I take care to perform every root canal with precision and care. I don’t want any of my patients to be more uncomfortable than they have to be. My goal is always to alleviate pain whenever possible to make my patients’ visit pleasant.

While no dentist can promise an absolutely pain-free root canal, modern uses of medication and relaxation techniques can help to ease the burden and reduce the fear and pain. The best advice anyone can give you when dealing with fear of pain at the dentist is to keep a relaxed and open mind.

I, Dr. Van Hale am a professional and I have the expertise to help you get through these procedures with minimal pain and quick recovery times. Click here to make an appointment online, or call my office at (818) 246-5671. I can help you with your root canal.

Do not delay and take action today.

What you need to know about Pain Free Dentistry

One of the most common questions asked in any type of medical office, including the dentist’s office, is “is this going to hurt?”

The truth is that most dental procedures result in very little or no pain at all. There are some people who are so paralyzed with fear at the thought of visiting the dentist that they don’t go for years at a time.

My name is Dr. Gregory Van Hale,  and my office is located at 247 West Glenoaks Blvd. Glendale CA; I help people get healthy teeth and beautiful smiles.

Pain-Free Dentistry

Actually there are dentists who can help people who are very reluctant to visit the dentist. Pain-free dentists are like a dream come true for people who need dental care but are just too worried or frightened by the idea of dental work.

Pain-free dentists use a combination of medications and advanced relaxation techniques to help make dental procedures pain-free.

The medication used is usually Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as laughing gas. This helps to alleviate worries and fears. The relaxation techniques can include breathing exercises and visualization techniques. The combination of these two factors results in pain-free dentistry for the patient.

Most of my patients that visit my Glendale office keep regular appointments with me as they are aware of pain-free dentistry and are not afraid anymore.

With all of advances in dentistry, there are options for everyone. Your dental health is so very important; you should never neglect it. Make the right decision. Visit me, Dr. Van Hale to discuss your dental problems.

One thing to remember is that the fear of pain is usually worse than any pain you might experience. With pain-free dentistry, you are virtually guaranteed to feel no pain at all. I have treated plenty of patients in my office at 247 West Glenoaks Blvd.,

Glendale, so if you would like to set up an appointment to see me, please call (818) 246-5671, or click here.