Root Canal Treatment | Manassas Va | Bristow Va

Root Canal Treatment

Comprehensive Root Canal Treatment at Manassas Virginia

At united dental arts, Dr Teena and her staff strive to work long hours to address every dental emergencies as and when it starts. It is important that you call 911 in case of uncontrolled bleeding, fractures etc. All life threatening emergencies should be taken care at a hospital. Pain in your jaw/teeth, fracture of a tooth, bleeding after an extraction etc. should be addressed as soon as possible. In case of a fractured tooth, dont throw away the fractured portion, cover it in a piece of paper and get it with you for the appointment.

An evulsed tooth must be stored in milk or distilled water and give it to the dentist as soon as possible, preferable under one hour of the accident. Possibly Dr Teena will be able to implant the same tooth back in the socket (provided the socket is not badly damaged or the tooth is not salvageable.

A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. The common causes affecting the pulp are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, repeated dental treatment to the tooth or trauma. The term “root canal” comes from cleaning of the canals inside the tooth’s root.

Will a root canal hurt?

Other than the popular belief- root canals dosent always have to hurt. You might hear this frequently “it hurts like a root canal”, “i would rather have a root canal than be at an opera” etc. While we “love” going to opera once in  while ourselves, we are quite sure root canals are not that bad as it “sounds” like. First of all its all that damned if you need a root canal at the first place, the tooth can still be saved and it will serve its function for years to come. The key factor in a root canal treatment (for that matter any invasive dental procedure) is getting the area numb. Dr Teena has mastered administration of local anesthesia in conjunction with root canal treatment. A hot tooth (painful tooth, sometimes even after a shot of novocaine) could be settled down with a different drug most of the time, articaine for example.

How can I prepare myself for a root canal

Once you need a root canal and you decided to save the tooth you have made the right decision. Dr Teena and her staff is very well aware that this is a difficult day for you. We will make sure you are informed well to take away your anxiety (fear of unkown is the worst of all fears). A well informed patient usually tolerate the procedure much better than someone who have no clue of the process. We offer ample time, serve you with hot/ cold beverages at the reception and you can proceed to the op. Comfort dentistry in the form of nitrous oxide, cold/ hot towels, music etc can be opted for your relaxation. Every operatory is equipped with smart TVs, in case you want to run your netflix account or just want to watch sports and every dental chair has massage function for your comfort.

According to Dr Teena, ninety percent of her patients usually are surprised how fast the whole treatment was and how painless was it.

Almost every root canal tooth might need a crown soon after the treatment is done.

 

Tips for Care After a ROOTCANAL

A treated and restored tooth can last a lifetime with proper care. Root canals have a high success rate. Here are a few ways to take care of your teeth after a root canal:

  • Practice good oral hygiene – brush teeth twice a day, and floss at least once. Taking care of your teeth can help prevent future problems.
  • Visit the dentist regularly – cleanings and examinations by dentists and hygienists.
  • Avoid chewing on hard foods – chewing on hard foods such as ice can cause teeth to break, and can harm root canals.

Tips for Care After a ROOTCANAL

A treated and restored tooth can last a lifetime with proper care. Root canals have a high success rate. Here are a few ways to take care of your teeth after a root canal:

  • Practice good oral hygiene – brush teeth twice a day, and floss at least once. Taking care of your teeth can help prevent future problems.
  • Visit the dentist regularly – cleanings and examinations by dentists and hygienists.
  • Avoid chewing on hard foods – chewing on hard foods such as ice can cause teeth to break, and can harm root canals.

– What to Expect During a ROOT CANAL

If you think you need a root canal, consult your dentist. There are a number of steps that occur over a few office visits.

  1. X-ray – if a dentist suspects you may need a root canal, he will first take X-rays or examine existing X-rays to show where the decay is located.
  2. Anesthesia – local anesthesia is administered to the affected tooth. Contrary to popular belief, a root canal is no more painful than a filling.
  3. Pulpectomy – an opening is made and the diseased tooth pulp is removed.
  4. Filling – the roots that have been opened (to get rid of the disease pulp) are filled with gutta-percha material and sealed off with cement.

Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth.