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Root Canal Therapy in Fairfax, VA

Fairfax VA Dentist, Dr. Hang Le, DDS can perform a root canal therapy on an infected or decaying tooth in order to save your natural tooth. It used to be that teeth with diseased or injured pulps were removed. Now a root canal treatment has given dentists a safe way of saving your natural teeth and avoiding expensive implant or bridge restoration.
Why Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a procedure used to treat problems of the tooth’s dental pulp, or soft core. This core contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. This dental pulp can be damaged due to trauma, tooth fracture or in most cases untreated tooth decay that has progressed down into the root.
The signs and symptoms of pulpal nerve damage can vary, and our Dentist Dr. Le will evaluate your condition to make a diagnosis. The most common signs of damage to the pulpal nerve include:

  1. Pain in the tooth when biting down
  2. Tooth pain while chewing
  3. Oversensitivity of the teeth with hot or cold drinks
  4. Gum or facial swelling

Dr. Hang Le, Emergency Dentist in Fairfax, VA
What Does the Root Canal Procedure Involve?
During the root canal procedure, the pulp, nerves, and any bacteria and dead tissue is decayed matter is removed from the root of the tooth, the area is then cleaned, disinfected and replaced by special dental materials before being sealed with special material or a tooth crown to protect the surface of the tooth.
Root Canal Therapy in Fairfax Va by Dr. Le
Root Canal Therapy in Fairfax Va by Dr. Le
After Getting Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy usually takes 1-3 dental appointments to complete. Complete X-rays of the teeth will be taken and examined before the treatment begins.

Immediately after your Root Canal Treatment, there may be some sensitivity for a few days, simply take OTC pain killers and prescribed antibiotics.

Did you know

An untreated Cavity can result in you needing root canal therapy

Untreated cavity will most likely propagate to the nerve that runs through the teeth and expose the tooth pulp to infection. Once the infection reaches the nerve you will need a root canal. Get those cavities filled to avoid needing more expensive treatment.

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