Root Canals in Fairfax

Prevent Further Damage To Your Smile

You can trust our expert dental providers to make your root canal experience as painless and simple as possible.

Root canals in Fairfax at Oakton Family Dentistry treat tooth decay and infection at the center, preventing further damage and potentially saving you from a necessary extraction. A relatively common procedure, root canals are a safe and effective way to relieve pain from a toothache caused by infection and allow you to keep your natural tooth.


The Outcomes of a Root Canal

Stops the Pain

By addressing the inflamed or infected nerves from the infected tooth, we can help improve your comfort.

Saves the Roots

A root canal saves the anchoring roots of the tooth so that a protective crown can be placed, keeping your bone structure unaltered.

Improves Appearance

Early intervention can not only improve the appearance of the impacted tooth, but also prevent wear and tear of the surrounding teeth.

How Root Canals in Fairfax Work

Your highly qualified Oakton dentist will examine the issue and help you determine the best course of action.

Beneath the firm outer layers of your tooth, there is a softer substance in the center called pulp. The pulp is home to blood vessels, nerve endings, and other connective tissues. When the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, it can cause intense pain and discomfort.

A root canal addresses this issue at the source and can restore your tooth function.

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What to Expect

Root canals are a commonly recommended treatment and can be relatively painless. The treatment requires local anesthetic, and different sedation options are available if needed to ensure your maximum comfort.

The root canal process occurs as follows:

  • Once any areas of decay are removed, a tiny hole is created to access the internal area of the tooth.
  • From this opening, we will remove the nerves, vessels, and tissues causing your pain.
  • The inside of the tooth will be cleaned thoroughly and filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha.
  • From here, the tooth will be sealed and capped with a beautiful crown to prevent any further problems.
  • You will be numb for at least 2 to 4 hours following your appointment, but most patients are able to return to work, school, and daily activities immediately following the procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Stop the Pain Starting Today

Learn more about getting root canals in Fairfax at Oakton Family Dentistry.