Vienna Endodontics specializes in root canal therapy for patients in Vienna, VA and surrounding areas. When your tooth has become infected or has severe decay, you don’t always have to resort to tooth extraction.
Root Canal Therapy is used when a tooth’s nerve suffers from decay or infection. The decay and infection can spread through the tooth, affecting the tooth’s pulp (including all living tissue inside of the tooth). In order to save the tooth, we remove the pulp, bacteria, and decay. We then fill the newly cleaned space with dental materials to restore the tooth’s function. After treatment is complete, that tooth should no longer experience sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures or become reinfected.
Root canal therapy allows us to save teeth that may otherwise have to be extracted. Often, patients believe that an infected tooth will have to be removed. However, extracting a tooth can actually be more expensive, and create new issues for your remaining surrounding teeth.
One of the biggest benefits of Root Canal Therapy is that it can last a lifetime, and the success rate is very high
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, schedule an appointment at our endodontic office in Vienna:
In addition, there are times when you may not experience any symptoms, but could still have decay or a tooth infection. This is why it is highly recommended that you make dental appointments every 6 months for a routine checkup by your general dentist.
Contact Vienna Endodontics today at 703-938-5920 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Citron, Dr. Nguyen or Dr. Sallen will examine your teeth and help to determine whether or not root canal therapy is a necessity.