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When the inner pulp of a tooth becomes infected, common symptoms include deep pain or soreness, and swelling. However, 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 exams, Dr. Layth Ghanim may recommend a root canal treatment to heal and restore your tooth. Root canals may also be necessary is you have a large cavity that has reached the nerve of your tooth, or if it has been cracked.

Meet With an Endodontist

If Dr. Layth believes that you require a root canal, he will have you meet with our trusted  and skilled endodontist, Dr. Gary, who has over 30 years of experience. Calling Dr. Gary a perfectionist would not do his work justice. When it comes to root canals, they have to be done perfectly to eliminate the chance of failure or Re-treatment. In our office, we pride ourselves in having extremely skilled and experienced dentists who deliver the absolute best work possible.

Procedure Preparation

When you come in for your root canal treatment, there are a few things that need to be done in preparation for the actual procedure. First, we will ensure that you are comfortable and at ease. We can turn on a TV show or some music for you to watch or listen to during your procedure. We will also numb the treatment area with local anesthetic to ensure that you do not feel a single thing.

Procedure

During the actual procedure, Dr. Gary will drill into the tooth and reduce the occlusion (material that is blocking or closing a blood vessel). We will then locate and clean out the root canals, then fill them to prevent further infection. Dr. Gary’s success rate is phenomenal; we have never had any Re-treatments or complaints from our patients…EVER! To make sure that we do not work under stress and that you remain comfortable, we will take several breaks throughout your procedure. If you are unhappy during your treatment for any reason, we are more always more than happy to make any necessary adjustments.

Post-Procedure Checkup

After your root canal procedure, you will have a few follow-up visits with Dr. Layth. During these visits; we will perform the final build up and create a customized dental crown to restore the full health of your tooth.

If you are experiencing any dental pain, we encourage you to call Arlington Dental Excellence at 703-525-0157 and schedule your appointment to learn whether you require root canal treatment in Arlington, Virginia. Our dentists and team are here to care for your smile!

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