Our endodontist and team understand that root canal therapy is a vital treatment for preserving your natural teeth and alleviating dental pain. This therapy is often necessary when the pulp inside your tooth, which contains nerves and blood vessels, becomes infected or damaged. Signs you may need root canal therapy include:
- Severe toothache
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
- Discoloration of the tooth
Root canal therapy involves a few key steps:
- Diagnosis: Our first step is to accurately diagnose the issue using advanced imaging techniques.
- Anesthesia: To ensure your comfort, the area around the tooth is numbed.
- Pulp Removal: The infected or damaged pulp is carefully removed from the tooth.
- Cleaning and Shaping: The empty space is then cleaned and shaped.
- Filling: The cleaned space is filled with a biocompatible material.
- Sealing: Finally, the tooth is sealed with a filling or crown to restore its strength and functionality.
The benefits of root canal therapy include:
- Relief from pain and discomfort
- Prevention of the spread of infection
- Preservation of the natural tooth structure
- Avoidance of more extensive dental work in the future
If you are experiencing symptoms that might require root canal therapy in Vienna, Virginia, do not hesitate to contact Laser Endodontic Care LLC at 703-448-8433. Dr. Mary Ann Choby is committed to providing gentle, effective treatment to restore your oral health and comfort. Remember, acting quickly can save your tooth and prevent further complications.