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Root Canal Therapy – Forest, VA

Erasing Your Pain & Saving Your Natural Tooth

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Are you in an intense amount of oral pain or experiencing sensitivity that’s preventing you from being able to focus at school or work? A predominant cause of this symptom is an infection hidden deep below the surface of your tooth. To help preserve your natural tooth, relieve your pain, and restore your oral health, we’ll most likely suggest root canal therapy in Forest. Although this treatment has a scary reputation, the procedure itself is virtually painless, especially with the latest dental advancements. Many patients who we perform root canal therapy on are able to enjoy their natural smile for the rest of their life with regular maintenance and dental hygiene.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

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Many patients immediately panic when they hear us say the words “root canal,” but truthfully, they have nothing to fear. This procedure is incredibly common and has helped countless patients salvage their natural smiles and restore the look and function of their mouths. Typically, we only recommend the treatment if your infection can still be managed, because we would rather you keep your natural tooth instead of having it extracted, if at all possible. When root canals are delayed, it can cause the infection to spread to other teeth, resulting in additional pain.

When you visit our office because of a severe toothache, we’ll examine your damaged tooth using our advanced imaging technology so we can diagnose exactly what’s causing your pain. From the information we collect, we can develop a customized treatment plan, which may include root canal therapy.

We’ll start the procedure by numbing your damaged tooth using a local anesthetic so you won’t feel a thing during your appointment. We’ll make a small access point in your tooth so we can clean out the infected pulp that’s causing your pain. Using special, small gadgets, we’ll clean and sanitize the area to make sure no harmful oral bacteria are left. With composite resin, we will fill the inner portion of your tooth to restore its structure and top your it off with a customized dental crown for added strength and protection.  

The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

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The benefits of getting a root canal are priceless, especially when you consider how many oral complications you’ll be avoiding down the road. By scheduling your treatment in a timely manner with your dentist in Forest and saving your natural tooth, you can enjoy:

Signs You May Need Root Canal Therapy

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There are several symptoms and signs that could point towards you needing root canal therapy in Forest. The most common symptom that patients experience are severe toothaches caused by infected pulp. However, there are other signs you can look out for, including:

At the first sight of any of these symptoms, contact us immediately. At Crossroads Family Dentistry, we offer fast and effective emergency dental care. If you’re in severe pain, we’ll also offer you over-the-phone first-aid guidance to help relieve any discomfort you may be feeling. We do everything we can to work with your schedule and make sure you get the urgent treatment you need as soon as you need it.

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