Do you feel a constant, intense pain throbbing in your tooth? Does your tooth have a lingering pain after you eat or drink something cold? These can be signs of an infected or inflamed tooth. When a tooth becomes infected and causes incredible pain, there is one solution to fix the problem and relieve the pain: root canal therapy. We know the term can strike fear, since it’s infamous for being unpleasant, but with dental advancements and modern technology, the procedure is essentially painless. Our Endodontic Specialist at Avanti Dentistry in Tyson’s Corner, VA can perform a professional root canal treatment and remove the infection from your tooth.
Why Do I Need a Root Canal?
Brushing, flossing, and rinsing is imperative for proper oral health, but even a regular routine of cleaning can still miss problem spots. When you miss those hard-to-read spots, plaque and bacteria will buildup, and tartar will form. Without a regular, thorough cleaning by our team of skilled dental masters, the tartar can cause infections within the tooth, which causes incredible pain and forms abscesses. When this happens, root canal therapy is necessary. But worry not, as our Endodontic Specialist can perform the procedure without causing any pain or discomfort.
How is the Procedure Performed?
Inside of the tooth, there lies soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, and it helps grow the root of the tooth during developmental stages. When the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, it must be removed from the tooth in order to save it. Our Specialist will apply an anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth, and then drill a small hole into the tooth. The pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully disinfected and cleaned with a special solution. The hole is filled with gutta-percha, a rubber-like material, and the tooth is restored with a crown. After the procedure, the tooth will function like your other teeth.
I Need a Specialist to Look at my Problem Tooth.
Do not let a troubled tooth cause you any more grief. Contact our office to schedule your consultation with our staff of amazing, attentive professionals. We are genuinely proud to provide our service to Tyson’s Corner, VA, Vienna, Fairfax, Washington D.C., Arlington, McLean, and the neighboring communities.