Non Surgical Root Canal
What is a root canal?
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
How is a root canal performed?
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.
What happens after root canal treatment?
When Dr. Ali has completed your root canal therapy, you will need to return to us for your final crown restoration. We will schedule this appointment as soon as we’ve completed the root canal. We are confident that your new and restored tooth will last as long as natural teeth. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
How much will root canal treatment cost?
The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.
Patient Reviews: Root Canals
We invite you to read patient reviews about their root canal treatment with our restorative dental team. Please use our Patient Review form to leave a review about your Root Canal experience with NOVA Dental Anesthesia. Call our office if you would like more information: NOVA Dental Anesthesia Phone Number 703-672-6919.
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Patient Review by amit c
I got a root canal and a crown. Dr. Wissam Ali was knowledgeable, he explained to me clearly the problem and the solution. What I liked the most was that Dr Wissam Ali numbed the tooth without me feeling any pain. I was so scared of needles ... but he knows how to give a injection gently. The root canal was easy and went well. I came back for the crown after a few days. The lady at the front desk is friendly and making an appointment is easy. I highly recommend Dr. Wissam Ali for dental work.
- amit c