Root Canal Treatment in Arlington, VA
Patients with a dental infection typically experience sudden toothache and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. At Crystal City Dental in Arlington, we provide root canal therapy to alleviate discomfort and reduce the impact a compromised tooth has on the rest of your dental anatomy. Dr. Flavio W. Nasr delivers high-quality care and offers this effective treatment to preserve patient’s natural smiles and overall well-being.
Symptoms of Tooth Infection
Beneath the enamel is the tooth’s blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue, also known as the pulp. The pulp can become infected or inflamed when bacteria invades the tooth due to extensive decay or an injury. Temperature sensitivity, toothache, swelling, tenderness, or an abscess are all signs of a compromised tooth. Patients experiencing any of these symptoms should visit our Arlington dental practice to receive root canal therapy and eliminate risks of further complications.
If a pulp infection is left untreated, it may worsen to the point where tooth extraction is necessary. Our office provides quick and effective root canal procedures to keep patients’ smiles as natural as possible.
Root Canal Treatment at Crystal City Dental
Endodontic treatment targets the compromised tooth and removes the infected pulp. Once the pulp has been extracted, Dr. Nasr thoroughly disinfects the tooth’s inner structure. Our dental team at Crystal City Dental is dedicated to restoring and maintaining the oral health of our patients. We provide root canal therapy with your comfort in mind. Before treatment, our dentists discuss the procedure with the patient, giving them the opportunity to ask any questions they have. This allows them to have peace of mind when it comes time to undergo the procedure.
Dr. Nasr begins treatment by accessing the inside of the tooth through the top of the crown and removing the decayed pulp. He then cleanses the inside of the tooth of bacteria and dead nerve tissue. After extensively cleaning the canals, we fill the cavity with gutta percha, a tooth-colored composite, which seals and prevents bacteria from re-entering the tooth. We then complete your treatment by prepping you for your ceramic crown. We want to ensure you feel confident when showcasing your smile, so your restoration is fabricated with natural-looking materials, allowing it to blend in with surrounding teeth.
Contact our Arlington Dental Office!
For more information regarding root canal treatment contact Crystal City Dental today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nasr. We do everything we can to help patients achieve optimal oral health and aesthetic!