Root Canal Therapy in Fairfax, VA

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What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Injured or decayed teeth are frequently repaired utilizing a filling or other form of treatment if they are caught and dealt with early. However, when the decay makes it to the middle of the tooth (sometimes called the pulp), a root canal is usually required to improve dental function and mediate the need for extraction. A root canal is a specialized service performed at Contemporary Dentistry to remove diseased pulp tissue and restructure the vulnerable tooth to improve oral function. Our dental providers treat abscessed or centrally deteriorating teeth by performing careful root canal therapy and providing sedation solutions to further enhance patient relaxation. If you have an extremely decayed or abscessed tooth, call our Fairfax, VA or Manassas, VA practice soon to discover the health benefits of gentle root canal therapy.

What Are the Benefits of A Root Canal?

A root canal treatment might be suggested at Made Ya Smile for various situations, like dealing with an abscessed tooth, to maintain your oral health. We recognize that the decision to undergo a root canal can seem intimidating. Yet, this dental procedure comes with numerous benefits, including:

  • Reducing pain
  • Halting the progression of serious infections
  • Enhancing tolerance to temperature variations in foods and drinks
  • Keeping your natural smile intact
  • Requiring minimal post-procedure care
  • Offering a fast and secure solution
  • Avoiding complications due to shifting teeth

Am I a Candidate for Root Canal Therapy?

The only way to determine with certainty whether you may be a suitable candidate for root canal therapy is to schedule a consultation with our experienced team of dental specialists. During your appointment, our dentists will thoroughly evaluate your teeth, gums, and other structures and tissues. We will also discuss any symptoms you may be having. Generally speaking, root canal therapy may be appropriate for patients who have severe damage or tooth decay or an abscessed tooth, which can lead to symptoms including:

  • Pain
  • Swelling around the tooth and gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold

What Happens During a Root Canal?

The latest techniques are utilized to boost a patient's relaxation during a root canal treatment. At Contemporary Dentistry, root canals are carried out with local anesthesia and typically offered jointly with sedation techniques for increased comfort. As soon as the tooth has lost feeling, a rubber dam is set to safeguard the patient's mouth. The infected tooth will then be reached via a little opening made on the top of the tooth. The pulp, which contains the nerve tissues and blood supply for the tooth, is then removed, and the area will be restructured using professional endodontic tools prior to being thoroughly cleaned. Our dental professionals will protect the treated tooth with a special substance and conclude with a sedative filling to encourage the rehabilitation process.

I have been a patient of Contemporary Dentistry (Dr. Morales) for many years and my experience with his practice has been very positive (especially considering I do not enjoy dental work). He has always made me aware of options for treatment. Over the years, he has always reassured me during instances where I may need a filling, root canal, crown and most recently a dental implant. The staff at Contemporary Dentistry, including hygienist Amy and office personnel are very professional and considerate. Dr. Abril did the implant procedure and his expertise and followup care was especially appreciated. My experience with this practice is such that I have not explored other options for my dental care and consistently see them for my regular checkups. If there are any concerns between regular visits, all I have to do is phone the office and an appointment is available very quickly. I am very happy with the service I have receive from Contemporary Dentistry of Manassas and recommend them without reservation.

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Save Your Tooth and Smile

Broken or infected teeth might introduce a host of oral and total health conditions if neglected or not taken care of. However, with progress in modern dentistry, a root canal provided at Contemporary Dentistry can be a beneficial approach to restoring your tooth and your oral health. Call our office in Fairfax, VA or Manassas, VA to plan an evaluation with our dental professionals, and find out about our specialized root canal therapy.

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Is root canal therapy covered by dental insurance?

In most cases, this kind of treatment is paid for in part by insurance plans. Someone on our front desk team will contact your insurance company and give you any remaining out-of-pocket costs. At Contemporary Dentistry, we are able to take several convenient payment options and could help you select low-interest dental financing solutions.

Is root canal therapy painful?

In most cases, patients report their pain level to be similar to that of getting a tooth filling. This is due, in large part, to the use of local anesthetics and the vast experience of our team.

How much does root canal therapy cost?

The overall price of root canal therapy will vary from patient to patient depending on a number of factors. During your consultation, our team will listen to your concerns and assess the health of your teeth to create a custom treatment plan. At that point, we’ll be able to provide a more accurate cost estimate.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.