Root CanalAn Overview
Infected teeth are often painful, making it difficult to eat or speak and can even prevent patients from conducting normal daily activities. If you are suffering from intense tooth pain, your root canal pulp may be infected. Manassas Smiles offers root canal treatments to restore health and stability to the infected tooth without the need for an extraction. Root canals are commonly used to preserve the natural tooth for long-term oral stability.
While the root canals often get a bad reputation, the truth is that the root canal procedure is frequently nearly painless and even relieves patients from the discomfort and swelling they are experiencing. The common myth that root canal treatments are painful comes from the pain caused by the infected tooth pulp. When the pulp of the tooth is infected, it swells and sometimes causes intense oral pain.
The root canal procedure is designed to remove decayed tissue from the tooth. Once Dr. Hassan clears the infected pulp from the tooth, the patient typically feels almost immediate relief from the painful symptoms often associated with an infected root canal. Root canals are a conservative treatment option for advanced tooth decay that enables Dr. Hassan to preserve the natural tooth. Root canals are used to prevent the need for additional procedures such as a tooth extraction and dental implant.
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Root Canal What to Expect
The root canal procedure is a simple, routine dental treatment that can typically be performed in just one visit to our Manassas, VA dentist office. Root canals are performed using a local anesthetic for the majority of patients. Dr. Hassan offers sedation dentistry options for patients who suffer from dental anxiety.
Dr. Hassan will create a tiny hole in the back of the infected tooth. Through this hole, he will use a unique tool to scrape out the diseased tooth pulp. Once the tooth is free of decay, the tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and then filled with a biocompatible resin.
Dr. Hassan suggests that most patients receive a dental crown to secure the structure of the tooth. A dental crown can be custom designed to match the color of adjacent. The dental crown will fit over the root canal tooth to preserve the tooth.
Sedation Dentistry for Dental Anxiety
We understand that many patients face dental anxiety. We offer sedation dentistry methods to help patients feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible during their root canal procedure. Dr. Hassan will discuss your sedation options before your treatment so that you may choose the method best for your health. Your safety and well-being are our top priority; our team is highly trained, and carefully monitors all patients during their treatment.