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Root canal therapy is an endodontic procedure aimed at treating infections or damage within the tooth’s pulp chamber and root canals. Infections or inflammation within the tooth’s pulp can lead to severe pain and potential tooth loss. This procedure involves removing the infected or damaged tissue, cleaning and disinfecting the area and sealing it to prevent further infection and is often performed to save a tooth that might otherwise require extraction.

Root Canal Procedure Steps:

Root canal therapy involves a series of steps to effectively treat the affected tooth.

  • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to ensure a painless procedure.
  • Pulp Removal: The infected or damaged pulp tissue is carefully removed from the pulp chamber and canals.
  • Cleaning and Disinfection: The cleaned area is disinfected to remove bacteria and prevent reinfection.
  • Filling and Sealing: The canals are sealed with a biocompatible material to prevent further contamination.
  • Restoration: A crown or filling is placed on the tooth to restore its strength and function.

Benefits and Long-Term Impact:

Root canal therapy offers several advantages.

  • Pain Alleviation: Root canal therapy relieves the severe pain associated with infected or inflamed dental pulp.
  • Preserved Teeth: The procedure saves the natural tooth, maintaining oral function and aesthetics.
  • Prevention of Spread: Treating the infection prevents it from spreading to other teeth or causing more extensive health issues.

Our team will provide after care instructions to help ensure you recover quickly and effectively.

If you are experiencing a severe toothache, please call 804-379-4483 and schedule an appointment with our dentist. Dr. John Han will examine your mouth and determine if root canal therapy in Midlothian, Virginia, is the correct treatment for you.

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