What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that can restore a significantly infected or injured tooth. Usually requiring two visits to our dental office in Herndon, Virginia, root canal therapy involves removing the infected dental pulp and tooth nerve. Your gentle dentist, Dr. Kaur, will then fill in the tooth with a medicated filling material. She will also cap the tooth with a custom dental crown to improve the tooth’s function, health, and appearance. Root canal therapy can effectively restore the health of the infected tooth, as well as preventing the infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth.
What should I do if my tooth is infected?
If you suspect that your tooth is infected, we encourage you to contact us at Sunrise Valley Dental as soon as possible to receive the dental care you need. Your tooth may be infected if you experience the following symptoms:
- Intense tooth pain, especially when biting and chewing
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Tenderness and swelling in the nearby gums
- A persistent or recurring pimple on the nearby gums
- Darkening or discoloration of the tooth
Root canal therapy can effectively restore the health of the tooth and relieve these symptoms. We welcome you to contact us today to learn more about the benefits of root canal therapy.