Root Canal Treatment

healthytooth

Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is a dental treatment done under local anesthesia to remove a damaged nerve while saving the tooth. The procedure is done under a sheet of latex called the "rubber dam" (we've got non-latex ones too) placed around the tooth to isolate it, hence keeping it clean and dry during treatment.  The treatment consists of three or four basic steps, but the number of visits will depend on your particular case.  Some treatments take 2 visits but many are just a single visit.  Occasionally 3 appointments are needed. It all depends on the degree of infection/inflammation and the degree of treatment difficulty.

We believe it is more important to do it the very best we can than to meet specific time criteria.

Endodontic therapy when done properly and under ideal circumstances has a very high degree of success, up to 90%.  Since all teeth do not always follow this criteria, we will discuss with you the chances of success for your specific tooth, before any endodontic procedure is done to help you make an informed decision. 

inflammedtooth

Diagnosing and Treating Dental/Facial Pain

Oral pain such as toothaches or cracked / fractured teeth can often be difficult to pinpoint.  Because of the vast network of nerves in the mouth, the pain of a damaged or diseased tooth often is felt in another tooth and/or in the head, neck, or ear. An endodontist is a specialist in diagnosing and treating this type of pain.

Proudly Serving Washington DC, and the Surrounding Areas

2021 K Street NW, Suite #305
Washington, DC 20006

Call or Text: 202-835-3636