Root Canal Northern Virginia

Root Canal An Overview

A root canal is often considered a “life-saving” treatment for a tooth that is severely damaged or diseased. Dr. Datta, Dr. Sensenbrenner and Dr. Shaw will always recommend a tooth canal if appropriate to avoid tooth extraction, keeping your natural tooth and smile in tact.

The root canal procedure, like many dental procedures, has also been the beneficiary of advances in techniques and the improving standard of materials. Most patients report that their root canal was no more uncomfortable than a dental filling. In many cases, the pain caused by the infection within the tooth is immediately relieved once the procedure is under way.

Ridgetop Dental performs root canals in our family friendly, modern dentist offices in Reston and Sterling, VA. Your dentist will go over all aspects of the root canal procedure with you and discuss options for anesthesia to ensure you are completely comfortable. If you experience dental anxiety, we offer dental sedation, including nitrous oxide.

Root Canal What to Expect

The root canal procedure is typically completed during one visit, but a second visit to place a dental crown may be recommended for a lasting result. Once you are relaxed and comfortable, your dentist will create a tiny hole in the back of your tooth for removing the infected tooth pulp and cleaning the interior chamber.

The tooth is then filled with a biocompatible compound which will prevent future infection and stabilize the tooth structure. We will seal the tooth after the process is complete.

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