Once upon a time, the only solution for a badly decayed tooth was extraction. Thankfully, that is not necessarily the case today. Very often, a tooth can be saved with endodontic therapy, also known as root canal treatment. The dentists at Avanti Dentistry in Tyson’s Corner, VA, are trained in root canal treatment and, in an emergency situation, can alleviate the pain of a badly decaying tooth with a same day appointment.
Symptoms of Endodontic Problems
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, then endodontic therapy may be required.
- Extreme tooth discomfort and pain
- Lingering tooth sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks
- Swollen gums
- Gums that are tender to the touch and when chewing
- Tooth discoloration
These symptoms may indicate an endodontic infection. Such an infection affects the tooth pulp, which is the soft tissue containing nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues that run through the dentin, or hard tissue inside the tooth. This pulp extends from the top of the tooth down to the tip of the root in the jaw bone.
At Avanti Dentistry, our endodontic specialist is ready to examine and treat your toothache with root canal therapy—same day if necessary. A root canal involves removing the nerve and pulp inside the tooth. Then the root is carefully cleaned, filled and sealed. Without root canal therapy, the infection inside the tooth can spread, leading to abscesses, bone loss and ultimately loss of the tooth. After the root canal, a crown or another type of restoration on the tooth may be required to protect it.
Contact Us Today for Endodontic Treatment and other Services in Tyson’s Corner, VA
If you are experiencing a toothache that does not go away, now is the time to call the office of Avanti Dentistry to determine if endodontic therapy is required. Our dentists will be happy to consult with you about this or any other dental concern. We are the Tyson’s Corner orthodontist, prosthodontist and general dentist. Avanti Dentistry serves patients in Tyson’s Corner, VA, Washington D.C., Fairfax, McLean, Arlington and Vienna, too.