Root canal therapy is used so Purcellville, Virginia dental team can save infected teeth that would usually just be extracted. Our root canal procedure allows us to bring comfort to our patients who may have been suffering from a tooth infection and severe tooth pain.
How do you know if you need a root canal?
Our dentist, Dr. Cochran, can perform a thorough dental examination along with x-rays to determine whether you need a root canal. Each of our teeth has a pulp chamber. The nerves of the teeth travel from this chamber down canals in the teeth known as root. When the pulp in this chamber gets infected, it can damage the tooth and affect the nerves causing pain. A root canal is used to clean out this infection and to relieve this nerve pain as well as preserve what is left of the tooth. A crown is generally placed on the rest of the tooth to protect it.
Is getting a root canal painful?
Our goal at our Purcellville, Virginia dental office is to keep our patients as possible during any dental procedure. We numb our patients well before beginning a root canal procedure. The root canal procedure cleans out the tooth and removes part of the tooth that is infected. This keeps it from spreading to other teeth. Once this is removed, the tooth is cleaned and disinfected and sealed fully so that infection cannot re-occur.
How many dental visits are required for a root canal?
Generally, two visits are required for a root canal at Cochran Family Dental. The first appointment is made to have the root canal and get a temporary crown. The second appointment happens after the custom-made crown is made and is ready to be placed in the mouth. To learn more about a root canal in Purcellville, Virginia at Cochran Family Dental, call us to schedule an appointment at 703-771-9034.