Our effective and pain-free root canal treatment can preserve your natural teeth, remove infection, & prolong the longevity of teeth. All of these factors can help to avoid the loss of the natural tooth.
A root canal has become an important dental treatment for maintaining the integrity of your smile by saving your natural teeth. The procedure has developed in recent years and is typically no more painful or uncomfortable than a dental filling.
Dr. Mojgan Mazhari offers root canal therapy in our Alexandria dentist office to treat a range of dental problems and avoid the more complex concerns that can occur after a tooth extraction. If problems are left untreated, an extraction may be necessary, which can result in you needing a dental implant or alternative tooth replacement option. You may need a root canal if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Sudden toothache or pain
- Change in the color of the tooth
- Changes in sensitivity to temperature
Root Canals: What To Expect
Dr. Mazhari will explain all aspects of the root canal procedure prior to treatment to ease your dental anxiety. We offer sedation dentistry for patients with a fear of the dentist or who desire to be completely relaxed with no memory afterwards. In most cases, a local anesthetic is sufficient to keep you comfortable during the process.
Your procedure will begin with the creation of a small opening in the back of the tooth for access to the inner pulp chamber and the source of infection and pain. Dr. Mazhari will remove the infected tissue and clean the area before filling it in with a biocompatible material that will prevent future infection and support the inner structure of the tooth. Most patients feel an immediate relief from pressure and discomfort once this part of the process is complete and the infection is removed.
In most cases, Dr. Mazhari will recommend the placement of a dental crown to improve the integrity of the tooth and support a long lasting result.