Our experienced dentist may recommend a root canal to help you regain your oral health. This endodontic treatment is often the only alternative to tooth extraction and is almost always the preferred treatment option as it allows you to maintain your original tooth and continue using it for years to come. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Jafari and learn if root canal therapy in Sterling, Virginia, is right for you, contact Inova Dental Clinic at 703-433-1400.

Root canal therapy, frequently referred to as a root canal, is a specialized form of endodontic treatment recommended when infection or damage infiltrates the tooth’s inner pulp and nerves. This situation often arises due to injury or decay that penetrates deeply into the tooth, breaching its outer enamel layer. Ignoring such issues can lead to the death of the tooth, necessitating an extraction. Our dentist may recommend root canal therapy as a means to salvage the tooth’s health and circumvent the requirement for extraction and subsequent replacement of the tooth.

During this procedure, our dentist will carefully extract the infected and damaged tissues from the tooth’s interior, thoroughly cleaning the tooth to remove all infection, decay and damage. This cleaning is followed by filling the tooth with a medicated substance, promoting healing and helping prevent reinfection. The tooth is then capped using a restoration, such as a dental crown, returning it to its original form and function. Most root canal cases only require one or two office visits to complete.

Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy is not as uncomfortable as its reputation suggests. With advanced techniques, tools and anesthesia, the procedure is generally completed with minimal discomfort. Our dentist and team are committed to ensuring your visits are as pleasant and painless as possible.

We encourage you to call our office if you have any questions about root canal therapy or to schedule your appointment with our skilled dentist. Your oral health and smile is our top priority.