Root Canal Therapy in Springfield, VA - Tooth Pain Treatment & Relief

When experiencing dental infection and damage, seeking care is crucial to protecting the smile and ensuring it remains healthy. Trauma and decay can expose inner tooth structures, leaving them open for infection. Proper treatment can reverse this damage and protect tooth structures from further decay. Dr. Ameena Chimata offers root canal therapy to treat infection and decay within the tooth’s inner system. Patients in Springfield, Alexandria, and surrounding areas can turn to Brookfield Dental Associates for gentle root canal therapy. 

When is Root Canal Therapy Necessary?

Dental pulp fills the inside of tooth canals, this material is made up of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. When decay reaches this tissue, a root canal is necessary to both save the tooth and relieve discomfort. Removing infected pulp and preventing future decay is key to saving teeth from extraction and protecting oral health. Dr. Chimata’s goal is to ensure the longevity of the smile through root canal therapy.

The Treatment Process

Root canal therapy begins with the application of local anesthetics, numbing the area and relieving discomfort. Then, Dr. Chimata removes enamel from the top of the tooth, allowing access to the dental canals. With specialized tools, our Springfield dentist will clean out decayed tissue and sanitize the canals with cleansing fluid. After the tooth is completely free of decay, the canals will be filled with a biocompatible material called gutta percha, then sealed off with a temporary restoration. The restoration is later replaced with a porcelain crown, customized to be uniform within the smile. 

Caring for Restored Teeth

Teeth that have been restored and capped with a crown still require diligent oral care. Brushing and flossing are necessary to prevent tooth decay from damaging the restored tooth in the future, and to ensure the longevity of the crown. However, it is possible for teeth to become infected again, which may require root canal retreatment or more advanced procedures. 

Alternatives to Root Canal Therapy 

In some cases teeth cannot be saved must be extracted, but they can be replaced with a dental implant and restoration. With the help of our trusted periodontist, we can both place and restore dental implants from our Springfield practice. Patients can trust us to care for their smile in all cases, and provide tailored help to improve the inner health of teeth. 

Contact Brookfield Dental Associates for Root Canal Therapy

If you are experiencing incessant dental discomfort, please contact our office. We strive to see patients in a timely manner and provide comprehensive root canal care to patients near our Springfield office. Call us today or schedule an appointment online
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