Root Canals

root canalA lot of people have the idea that root canals are painful. In fact, they would do almost anything to avoid them including getting their aching tooth extracted. However, for many years now, modern technology has made a root canal a very pain-free and comfortable procedure, and a tooth-saving procedure at that. If you are looking for a dentist in Herndon that offers pain-free root canals, call Dr. Grande at (703) 471-7164 today!

It is always preferred to have your natural teeth rather than an extraction with a bridge or implant replacement.

A root canal at Grande Dental Care can be done quickly, with no discomfort and your tooth can be saved with your pain fully alleviated.

Here are some facts about a root canal

Root canal is the term that describes the natural cavity in the center of a tooth. This area has a soft area known as the pulp chamber in which the nerve of the tooth resides. Sometimes this pulpy area becomes inflamed or infected for various reasons such as trauma and decay. A root canal procedure removes the pulpy core and replaces it with a rubber filling. Then the tooth is capped with a crown. If the infected tooth is left untreated, an abscess will likely occur which may lead to severe pain, swelling of the face or bone loss in the jaw.

When would a root canal be indicated

There are several indicators that show a root canal might be necessary. These are severe tooth pain, sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, when a tooth becomes discolored, or when gums become swollen and tender.

If you have tooth pain or a gum infection, please make an appointment today with Grande Dental Care by calling (703) 471-7164 or use our online form.