At the Dentist

What is root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy is a type of dental treatment that our dentists may recommend if your tooth is significantly damaged or infected. Thanks to advances in endodontic treatment and dental techniques, we can avoid the need for tooth extraction and prevent infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth through root canal therapy. Root canal therapy involves removing the infected dental pulp and tooth nerve, then filling in the tooth with a special medicated filling material. We will then cap the tooth with a custom-made dental crown to restore the tooth’s structure, function, and health.

How do I know if I need root canal therapy?

Dr. Winkler, Dr. Charaipotra, Dr. Coulter, and Dr. Kanli will carefully examine your smile to determine whether you need root canal therapy. You may benefit from root canal therapy if you notice the following signs and symptoms of tooth infection:

  • Severe tooth pain, especially when biting and chewing
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity
  • Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums

Our skilled dental team will ensure that root canal therapy in Springfield, Virginia is as painless and comfortable as possible. We welcome you to call us today at Northern Virginia Dental Associates to learn more about how root canal therapy can restore the health of your smile.