Laser Endodontics of Northern Virginia - Dr. Mary Ann Choby DMD, MS
(703) 448-8433
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Root Canal Therapy

When a patient has sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages, pain while chewing or pain in the head, neck or ears, chances are they have a serious dental problem that requires immediate attention. Following a thorough exam and X-rays, you may determine your patient needs a root canal. If so, referring them to a root canal specialist like Dr. Mary Ann Choby at Laser Endodontics of Northern Virginia will help ensure a successful outcome. With over 20 years’ experience, Dr. Choby has received over 10,000 satisfied referrals from dental professionals just like you.

Why refer to an endodontist?

Endodontists are dentists who have received two or three years of additional training after dental school in root canal treatment and other procedures involving the tooth pulp. Endodontists like Dr. Choby are experienced in treating complicated cases, diagnosing and relieving oral pain and treating traumatic injuries to the teeth.

While many general dentists can and often do perform root canal treatment, in the majority of cases, it is best to refer patients to an endodontist. While a general dentist may perform two or three root canals a year, an endodontist treats only infected teeth, seeing hundreds of patients with all types of infections and concerns. And since each case is unique, putting your patients in the care of an experienced specialist can help them avoid painful and costly retreatment later.

The advanced care you deserve

Dr. Choby uses the most advanced laser endodontic treatments available. The laser works by using energy, without the uncomfortable heat, vibration and noise of a drill. Lasers can be used to stimulate tissue and reduce bacterial counts to levels approaching sterilization. Patient benefits include:

  • Greater comfort during treatment
  • Faster healing
  • Decreased postoperative pain
  • No need for time-consuming referrals

The collaborative care you prefer

Once your patient’s root canal therapy has been completed, Dr. Choby will send you a written report — along with post-treatment X-ray images — for your review. Dr. Choby will make herself available to discuss your patient’s case, if necessary, to help you make the final restoration process smooth and successful. Dr. Choby is known for providing gentle, innovative care to restore and preserve smiles.

Keep your smile bright and shining with the right dental care. Call Laser Endodontics of Northern Virginia at (703) 448-8433  to schedule your appointment with us.


I am grateful to you for the impeccable skill and talent you used for my beautiful titanium implants. More, the entire dental procedure was virtually painless and drug free. I am, also, mindful of your dedicated care in your office in Virginia and in Pittsburgh. You made me feel like a life long friend. Although I may not be able to repay you, I’m committed to a life’s quest to do so. If I can assist you in any way you may just ASK! Please know that you are held deeply in my affection, respect and admiration. I will keep you posted with my dental progress.

Thank you so much for fitting me into your schedule Friday of last week. You gave me my life back by taking away the main cause of my tooth pain. I really appreciate your kindness!

Thank you for seeing me on an emergency basis twice!

I can’t leave town this weekend without making sure this goes out to you. Thank you so much for the treats you sent to my office. It was a lovely, thoughtful gesture and we appreciate it. As always, we look to your help with our patients, you give them excellent care!

Please know that I will always remember your kindness. You exemplified the living angel of mercy.

Thanks for all the top notch care all year long you provide to our patients. Also for the absolutely beautiful poinsettia plant which will vive Holiday/Christmas spirit to our waiting room.

Words can’t even express how much I appreciate what you have done for me. I will never forget all the time and effort you have put in for me! I hope one day I will be able to return the favor to you!

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