Are you experiencing pain or sensitivity around one of your teeth? Our dentists may recommend a root canal to restore your damaged or infected tooth. Call Smiles for Centreville at 703-830-9110 to schedule your consultation with Drs. Hutchison, Gorman, Mooney, or Grossman, and learn more about root canals in Centreville, Virginia.
What is a root canal?
A root canal, more formally called root canal treatment, is a treatment we may recommend if the nerve of a tooth dies or becomes infected due to trauma, decay, or other factors. When left untreated, this tooth may die and require extraction. Through root canal treatment, we can save the tooth and restore the health of your smile. During root canal treatment, we remove all of the infected tissues from the inside of the tooth (which usually includes the dental pulp and tooth nerves). We then carefully clean the tooth and reshape the root canal system, sealing the canals so bacteria cannot leak back into the tooth and cause further infection. We then place a restoration, usually a dental crown, to restore the tooth’s strength and structure.
Do I need a root canal?
Our dentists may recommend a root canal if your tooth is infected or seriously injured. Root canal treatments are an effective option for alleviating tooth pain and preventing the need for a tooth extraction. Our caring dentists will ensure that your treatment is as comfortable as possible.
For more information about the benefits of root canal treatment, and to make your appointment with one of our dentists, please contact our office today.