What Is A Root Canal?

Root canals are a way of getting rid of the infection in a tooth without getting rid of the actual tooth. A root canal won’t save your tooth—by the time you need one, it’s too late for that, but it will allow you to keep it.

Root Canal treatment procedure

When you visit Reston Dentist Dr. Mahathi Nanduri,  the dentist will examine the area and if needed will drill into the tooth to reach the infected pulp at its core. Next, the pulp is removed, leaving the tooth hollow. After the space is flushed out, the root is filled with sealer and the crown with cement, and the whole tooth is capped off with an artificial crown. This root canal treatment procedure ensures that no more bacteria can get inside the tooth and minimizes the chances of the tooth breaking.

Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:

  • Efficient chewing
  • Normal biting force and sensation
  • Natural appearance
  • Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain

Pain After a Root Canal

You might expect some pain, but don’t be surprised if there is no pain. No pain can happen and is not unusual.

If you do have pain, it usually peaks 17 to 24 hours after the procedure and it’s best to keep your head elevated while sleeping for the first one or two nights. If need be, take whatever pain medication that your dentist recommends.

How many appointments does root canal therapy take?

The number of visits it takes to complete your root canal treatment may be as few as one. With some cases, however, two or more scheduled appointments may be required. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about with any root canal treatment side effects, Please call Dr. Mahathi Nanduri or Reston Dental Office with any questions .

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Root canals are  a valuable procedure that can help us save a tooth that might otherwise be lost. Infections and damage to the tooth can cause the root of the tooth to become inflamed or even die. If your tooth’s root is inflamed, it can be extremely painful. A root canal actually relieves this pain and helps you feel better.

Call SmileZone Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Reston at (703) 662-1625 to schedule your appointment.

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