Root canal therapy allows our team to save infected teeth that would normally need to be extracted. Our root canal therapy procedures also allow us to relieve suffering and bring comfort back to our patients who are suffering from a terrible tooth infection.
What is a Root Canal?
Each one of your teeth contains a pulp chamber. The nerves in your teeth travel from the pulp chamber down small canals in your teeth called ‘roots’. When the pulp in your pulp chamber gets infected it can damage the tooth and affect these nerves, causing you serious, excruciating tooth pain. A root canal, or root canal therapy, is used to clean out the infection, relieve your sensitivity and toothache, and preserve what is left of your tooth.
What is the Root Canal Procedure?
- During a root canal procedure, Dr. Cochran begins by cleaning out your tooth and removing the parts of the tooth that have become infected. Removing the infection keeps it from spreading to other teeth.
- Once the infection has been removed, Dr. Cochran cleans and disinfects the inside of your tooth to prevent the infection from coming back again. He will apply a special medicine, and make sure you are as comfortable as possible. Sedation dentistry treatments are especially popular during root canal procedures.
- After the infection has been taken care of, and the tooth has been cleaned, Dr. Cochran will seal it with a dental crown. Our crowns are made with a fine quality porcelain that provides flawless occlusion and perfectly mimics the look of your natural teeth.
- You may need to wear a temporary crown until your permanent crown has been crafted.
To find out more about root canal therapy, contact us at our office. If you are in Leesburg, Ashburn, or Purcellville and experiencing a severe toothache and want fast relief, call us immediately.