Root Canal (Endodontics)

By: Zadeh Dental: Smiles of Vienna  10/23/2015
Keywords: Root Canal (Endodontics)

Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. Root canals are probably the most notorious procedure in dentistry and the most common procedure relating to endodontics. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw. The area around the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic to start the procedure. The dentist will then drill down into the tooth to create an opening into the canal. They will then be able to remove infected tissue and clean the canal. After the infection has been removed, the space if filled with a sealant called gutta percha. It is highly recommended that a tooth that has undergone a root canal is fitted with a crown. This will improve the appearance of the tooth, and will also make it much more likely that the root canal is successful. "Root canal" has become a scary term for dental patients to hear, but the benefits of the procedure and advances in dental technology have made it much less "scary". Local anesthetics and proper pain medication allow the procedure to be performed with little to no pain in most cases. There may be some soreness following the procedure, but that is normal for most dental procedures. Over the counter painkillers are usually enough to relieve any pain afterwards, but your dentist may prescribe medication. The procedure will also relieve you from pain caused by the infection allowing you to enjoy all the foods you love without any pain from heat, cold, or biting too hard. If you are experiencing pain consult your dentist today.

Keywords: Root Canal (Endodontics)

Contact Zadeh Dental: Smiles of Vienna

Email

Print this page

Other products and services from Zadeh Dental: Smiles of Vienna

10/23/2015

Invisalign

Dentist Vienna VA, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, (571)297-6738, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentist, implant dentistry, invisalign, clear braces, pediatric dentist, pediatric dentistry, family dentist, family dentistry, emergency dentist, emergency dentistry, general dentist, general dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, bonding, fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures/partial dentures, extractions, root canals, inlays/onlays, bone grafting, zoom whitening, dental service, dental care


10/23/2015

Dentures

Dentist Vienna VA, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, (571)297-6738, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentist, implant dentistry, invisalign, clear braces, pediatric dentist, pediatric dentistry, family dentist, family dentistry, emergency dentist, emergency dentistry, general dentist, general dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, bonding, fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures/partial dentures, extractions, root canals, inlays/onlays, bone grafting, zoom whitening, dental service, dental care


10/23/2015

Dental Implants

Dentist Vienna VA, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, (571)297-6738, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentist, implant dentistry, invisalign, clear braces, pediatric dentist, pediatric dentistry, family dentist, family dentistry, emergency dentist, emergency dentistry, general dentist, general dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, bonding, fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures/partial dentures, extractions, root canals, inlays/onlays, bone grafting, zoom whitening, dental service, dental care


10/23/2015

Veneers

Dentist Vienna VA, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, (571)297-6738, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentist, implant dentistry, invisalign, clear braces, pediatric dentist, pediatric dentistry, family dentist, family dentistry, emergency dentist, emergency dentistry, general dentist, general dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, bonding, fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures/partial dentures, extractions, root canals, inlays/onlays, bone grafting, zoom whitening, dental service, dental care


10/23/2015

ZOOM!

Dentist Vienna VA, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, (571)297-6738, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentist, implant dentistry, invisalign, clear braces, pediatric dentist, pediatric dentistry, family dentist, family dentistry, emergency dentist, emergency dentistry, general dentist, general dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, bonding, fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures/partial dentures, extractions, root canals, inlays/onlays, bone grafting, zoom whitening, dental service, dental care


10/23/2015

ZOOM!

Dentist Vienna VA, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, (571)297-6738, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentist, implant dentistry, invisalign, clear braces, pediatric dentist, pediatric dentistry, family dentist, family dentistry, emergency dentist, emergency dentistry, general dentist, general dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, bonding, fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures/partial dentures, extractions, root canals, inlays/onlays, bone grafting, zoom whitening, dental service, dental care


10/23/2015

Whitening and Bleaching

Dentist Vienna VA, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, (571)297-6738, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentist, implant dentistry, invisalign, clear braces, pediatric dentist, pediatric dentistry, family dentist, family dentistry, emergency dentist, emergency dentistry, general dentist, general dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, bonding, fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures/partial dentures, extractions, root canals, inlays/onlays, bone grafting, zoom whitening, dental service, dental care


10/23/2015

Oral cancer screenings

Dentist Vienna VA, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, (571)297-6738, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentist, implant dentistry, invisalign, clear braces, pediatric dentist, pediatric dentistry, family dentist, family dentistry, emergency dentist, emergency dentistry, general dentist, general dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, bonding, fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures/partial dentures, extractions, root canals, inlays/onlays, bone grafting, zoom whitening, dental service, dental care


10/23/2015

Crowns

Dentist Vienna VA, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Implants, (571)297-6738, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentist, implant dentistry, invisalign, clear braces, pediatric dentist, pediatric dentistry, family dentist, family dentistry, emergency dentist, emergency dentistry, general dentist, general dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation, bonding, fillings, crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures/partial dentures, extractions, root canals, inlays/onlays, bone grafting, zoom whitening, dental service, dental care