If our dentists and team have recommended that you receive root canal therapy in Woodbridge, Virginia, you likely have some questions about what to expect. Although root canal treatment has often been regarded in popular culture as being uncomfortable, the reality isn’t so. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, Dr. Ibrahim El-Garawany and associates can comfortably restore your smile using advanced methods, tools and anesthesia.

Some patients at Adam Dental Care often wonder why they require root canal therapy rather than just a dental filling or other restorative treatment. This endodontic treatment usually becomes necessary if you have a severely damaged or decayed tooth. If the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged, or if injury and decay reach the root of the tooth, there can be severe consequences. Left untreated, the tooth can die and cause additional damage to your oral health.

Should you require a root canal treatment, our team will remove the infected and injured tissue in your tooth, ensuring that the tooth area is clean and free from decay. We will then clean the tooth and fill it with a medicated material. From there, we will cover the tooth with a dental crown to restore the appearance, function and health of the tooth. Typically, we can perform this treatment, including the placement of the dental crown, in only two visits.

If you have any additional questions, please call our office at 703-221-9759. Our team looks forward to caring for your smile needs.