Tysons Dentistry

Why is root canal treatment necessary?

The short answer is that we perform root canal treatment to eliminate a painful infection and save the tooth from extraction.

Root canals at our Vienna, VA dental office are necessary when extensive decay or trauma has caused an infection deep within your tooth. Common signs that you may need a root canal are pain that does not subside, extreme sensitivity of the tooth, or a bump on your gum.

person in dental chair | vienna va dentistThis part of your tooth contains pulp and nerve tissue that keeps your tooth healthy and alive. When an infection penetrates this area, you will likely experience acute pain, and it is necessary to perform a root canal to relieve this discomfort. The only other option is the extraction of the tooth, which should be considered a last resort.

The Root Canal Process Here At Tysons Dentistry

During a root canal, Dr. Sanati or Dr. Shahram will first numb the area completely so you don’t feel anything. Then we make a tiny access hole in the tooth to reach the infected area.

State-of-the-art technology is used to gently and efficiently clear away the infection, and a filling material is placed in the area, then the tooth is sealed with a temporary filling. A dental crown will also be recommended to support and protect the tooth.

Modern root canal treatment is comfortable and efficient and nothing to be feared. If you have symptoms that you think might be related to a root canal infection, please call Tysons Dentistry, and we will see you as quickly as possible.

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