When the inner pulp of a tooth becomes infected, common symptoms include deep pain or soreness and swelling. Although, in some cases, there are no symptoms at all. If you notice a change in your oral health or if an infection is detected during your routine exam, Dr. Layth Ghanim may recommend root canal treatment to heal and restore the tooth.
Infection of the dental pulp is progressive and can result in the death of the tooth if not treated. At Arlington Dental Excellence, we strive to save your natural teeth through restorative measures. In this case, our dentist will need to remove the damaged pulp, clean the tooth, and replace the inner canal with a healing material. The procedure is completed with a sealant and dental crown to restore the shape and strength of the tooth.
While root canal treatment is thought to be painful, it treats the pain and discomfort already caused by the infection. Our dentist and team will ensure that the procedure is as comfortable as possible, and that your needs are met during your visit.
If you are concerned about receiving root canal treatment in Arlington, Virginia, contact our office at 703-525-0157 today to speak with our dentist.