Root Canal

Dental Studio At Rosslyn

General & Cosmetic Dentistry & Dental Implant Specialists located in Rosslyn, Arlington, VA

While root canals may have a bad reputation, advances in dental technology mean there’s no reason to worry. The expert team at Dental Studio at Rosslyn in Arlington, Virginia is committed to providing the most comfortable, pain-free root canal experience possible. If you’re looking for gentle, professional root canal treatment in a state-of-the-art facility, call or book an appointment online today.

Root Canal Q & A

Dental Studio At Rosslyn

What is a root canal?

A root canal treatment, also called endodontic therapy, is a common dental procedure that repairs and preserves a severely decayed or damaged tooth.

The cavity inside your tooth is also called a root canal. Your root canal contains soft tissue called pulp and your tooth’s nerves. During a root canal procedure, one of the expert providers at Dental Studio at Rosslyn clears this cavity of decay, infected tissue, or other types of damage.

Although it may sound scary, a root canal is a simple procedure that aims to save your tooth from further damage or even extraction.

What are the signs and symptoms that I might need a root canal?

A severe toothache is the most common symptom that suggests you may need a root canal. Other signs and symptoms of an infected, nerve-damaged, or severely decayed tooth include:

  • Swelling in your mouth
  • Bad taste in your mouth
  • Pain when biting
  • Sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet things

What are the benefits of a root canal treatment?

Root canal procedures offer many benefits to your overall health, such as:

Preserving Your Tooth

Besides a root canal, extraction is the only other effective treatment for an infected tooth. Root canal treatments save your natural teeth and prevent issues with misalignment and bone deterioration that may result from a missing tooth.

Preventing the Spread of Infection

Without treatment, the infection in your tooth can spread to your jawbone and cause a dental abscess. An abscess is a potentially dangerous condition that can cause infection to spread to other parts of your body.

What should I expect from a root canal treatment?

There’s no need to feel anxious about a root canal treatment at Dental Studio at Rosslyn. The expert team spends time answering any questions you may have and making sure you feel comfortable.

Before they begin, your provider numbs the area. Then, they make a small opening in your tooth to clean out the root canal cavity. They disinfect the root canal then seal it to prevent further infection.

After your root canal is complete, your dentist may suggest covering the affected tooth with a crown to maintain aesthetic appeal and functionality.

If you think you may need a root canal treatment, call or book an appointment online today.