Don’t go to the specialist! We preserve vulnerable teeth with painless, precision root canal therapy
Root canal therapy (RCT) is among the most maligned of dental treatments. The truth is treating the root canals of your teeth is a little more extensive than an ordinary filling and is frequently characterized as a “deep clean” of the inside of a tooth. Doesn’t sound so scary when we put it like that, right?
Furthermore, root canal treatment performed by our experienced and skilled dentist, Dr. Alonzo Bell, quickly resolves pain and other distressing or debilitating symptoms of deep dental infections. RCT at The Bell Dental Group in Alexandria, Virginia, also prevents the many complications associated with severe decay. Notably, badly damaged teeth may be preserved. Dental extractions are avoided.
Toothy truths about RCT
Root canal therapy is a type of “endodontic” procedure. Procedures characterized as endodontics treat the insides (“endo”) of the teeth (“odont”). RCT is easily the most common endodontic procedure, and it is non-surgical. Dr. Bell has the experience, skills, and tools to perform this treatment successfully. In doing so, he can “save” your painful tooth! He also helps patients to avoid serious dental infections (“abscesses”), which can spread to other parts of the face, head, and body.
During this straightforward treatment, Dr. Bell:
- Opens the top part of your tooth (or its “crown”)
- Accesses the inside of the tooth
- Removes damaged tissues inside of the tooth
- Cleans and reshapes the root canals.
- Seals off the treatment site with a biocompatible gutta-percha material.
Treatment is performed on numbed teeth. So, you won’t feel anything other than relief from painful pressure and intense toothaches. As appropriate, we can discuss sedative options for the most relaxing treatment possible.
Antibiotics may also be prescribed to help clear infections. Once the tooth is healed, it is essential to restore the treated tooth with a dental crown promptly. The crown fits on top of the natural tooth structure. It strengthens the tooth. So it is not vulnerable to further damage.
You do not need to go to an endodontist to preserve your aching teeth! Benefit from the dental team you know and trust. And enjoy precision and painless treatment without the specialist’s price tag. To learn more about what to expect before, during, and after RCT, call The Bell Dental Group of Alexandria, VA, at (571) 349-8027 today.
Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.