Root Canal Therapy

Contrary to popular belief, a root canal is a relatively straightforward and essential treatment that can alleviate pain and preserve your natural smile when decay reaches the roots of the tooth. A root canal becomes necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the tooth, becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, a cracked tooth or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms such as severe toothache, swelling and sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures may indicate the need for a root canal.

During a root canal procedure, Dr. Zan Pervaiz removes the infected or damaged pulp, cleans the inside of the tooth and seals it to prevent further infection. Patients can expect the process to be virtually painless, thanks to modern anesthesia techniques. After the procedure, a crown is often placed to restore the tooth’s strength and functionality.

The biggest benefit of a root canal is that it can save the tooth from being extracted. This not only maintains the integrity of your smile but also helps preserve proper chewing function and prevents adjacent teeth from shifting. Additionally, a successful root canal can alleviate pain and improve overall oral health, ensuring a confident and healthy smile for years to come. We invite you to call Heritage Dental Arts at 703-349-0099 if you are experiencing sensitivity of oral discomfort, to see if you need a root canal in Gainesville, Virginia, from our dentist.

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