Your search for a trusted and experienced endodontist in McLean, VA is over. At Vienna Endodontics, we specialize in offering dental care that is right for you, and ethically responsible. Before recommending root canal therapy or other procedures, we fully examine your symptoms to determine what the best course of action is.
Our personalized approach has helped us build strong relationships with all of our patients, and become a valued endodontic practice in the area. Our leading dentist, Dr. Albert Citron has been honored by Northern Virginia Magazine, The Consumers’ Research Counsel of America and The Washingtonian Magazine as a “Top Endodontist”.
We place an emphasis on patient care, and making each visit a pleasant experience. We are very excited to be your preferred endodontist in McLean, and look forward to helping you relieve your tooth pain and dental problems.
To find out more about our practice and the services we offer, please read below.
Endodontics involves protecting and treating issues inside the tooth. Our focus is primarily on treating the soft tissue known as the pulp. When the pulp becomes infected or exposed, it can cause pain when you chew, talk, and bite.
At Vienna Endodontics, we treat these issues through root canal therapy and other procedures to restore function and relieve your pain.
Root Canal Therapy is used when the nerves in a tooth suffer from decay or infection. Instead of having the tooth extracted, root canal therapy allows us to potentially save the tooth so that it functions for years. With successful root canal therapy and good oral hygiene afterwards, it’s possible for the tooth to remain healthy for a lifetime. There will be no sensitivity to hot or cold. The tooth remains “alive” because of it’s attachment to the bone socket. Thus, by opting to proceed with root canal therapy you are actually a partner in keeping your tooth alive.
The process of root canal therapy includes removing infected pulp or decay, cleaning the space, and filling it with dental materials to restore the tooth to like-new condition.
Some signs that you may require root canal therapy are:
If you are experiencing these symptoms or have been referred by your family dentist for root canal therapy in McLean, call us at 703-938-5920 to schedule an appointment.
In some cases, the results of root canal therapy do not last forever. Months or even years after your procedure, you may begin to experience pain and discomfort from the treated tooth. If you are experiencing issues after having root canal therapy, you may be in need of re-treatment.
At Vienna Endodontics, we have the experience, knowledge, and necessary tools to examine how well a tooth has healed following root canal therapy. Several factors may have caused your tooth not to heal properly, including:
An apicoectomy is a procedure used to eliminate the infection in tissue, and ultimately preserve the function of a tooth to save it from extraction. Generally, an apicoectomy is only recommended after a patient has had unsuccessful root canal therapy.
Dr. Citron, Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Sallen of Vienna Endodontics are trained to perform apicoectomies safely, and effectively. To learn more about the apicoectomy procedure, click here.
The pain from a cracked tooth can range from unnoticeable to downright excruciating. Depending on the type of crack your tooth has, and the severity, you may not even be aware that a tooth is cracked until the damage becomes extreme. At Vienna Endodontics, we help patients in Northern Virginia suffering from cracks that may be difficult to diagnose, or will require root canal therapy.
There are various types of cracks your tooth can suffer from, including:
One important fact to keep in mind is that unlike a fractured bone, a cracked tooth will never heal itself. In fact, cracked teeth will typically worsen over time if untreated, just like a crack in your windshield.
In order to prevent tooth loss, and to reduce your pain, it’s important to see your general dentist as soon as possible if you suspect you may have a cracked tooth. Your dentist will be able to spot small cracks before they have a chance to worsen. Taking a proactive approach to oral hygiene rather than a reactive one can potentially save you from extensive and costly dental procedures down the line.
If you are in need of a qualified endodontist in McLean or nearby in Northern Virginia, we invite you to contact Dr. Citron, Dr. Nguyen or Dr. Sallen at Vienna Endodontics at 703-938-5920 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!