An infection in the pulp of your tooth can be painful and can even affect your general health. Left untreated, that infection could eventually require a tooth extraction. If you have developed a toothache or are experiencing tooth sensitivity, call Avanti Dentistry at (703) 952-0663 for an appointment with our dentists for a root canal treatment in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Dr. Farshad Farhoumand and associates may be able to use this treatment to preserve your tooth and your smile.
Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.
When the pulp and nerves of a tooth have become severely infected or damaged, root canal treatment is often the recommended method to help preserve the tooth. Without root canal treatment, the tooth will most likely die and need to be extracted. Root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that removes infected, damaged and injured tissues within the tooth. Root canal treatment also involves cleaning the tooth and filling it with a medicated material to renew the health of the tooth. Once the treatment is completed, our dentists will cap the tooth with the appropriate dental restoration, usually a dental crown, to restore its original structure and appearance. A root canal usually can be completed in one or two appointments, so you can get back to a healthy smile quickly!
Many people believe that receiving root canal treatment can be extremely painful or uncomfortable, but that is not the case! Root canal treatment involves very little discomfort due to advancement in sedation and numbing techniques available in dental offices. Our dentists and team will work together with you to help ensure you have a comfortable visit. We are dedicated to you, and we will do whatever we can to restore your good oral health.