Root Canals Fairfax, VA
What you need to know about root canals.
It’s understandable that you might feel a bit anxious when you hear “root canal,” but with modern anesthetics, you’ll rarely be in any pain and it is a necessary procedure to save your tooth.
During root canal treatment, we create an entrance into the top portion of the tooth, clear the canal of infected or decayed pulp, then fill it with biocompatible material. The treatment process usually takes one appointment, with a followup appointment to complete the restoration. (This can vary, however, depending on the complexity and severity of the infection.)
If you experience symptoms of infection such as pain or swelling, then please call us at (703) 520-9985. We can provide an assessment to determine what treatment is right for you and if you need a root canal.
Below, we answer some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers associated with root canals.