Saving Hopeless Teeth
When your tooth roots have been damaged or infected, they can cause significant discomfort and lead to many other problems for your smile and oral health. In the past, these teeth required extraction, which led to a completely different set of problems. Fortunately, dentistry has advanced and Dr. Lupita M. Roca is experienced in providing root canal therapy to remove infection and restore your oral health.
Root canals are a type of endodontic procedure. They work by removing the pulp chamber of a tooth and filling it with a medicated material. This treatment is often necessary when decay or infection reach the nerve of the tooth and a simple filling is not enough to fully treat the problem.
When dentists first began performing root canals, the treatment was dreaded and, as a result, this type of treatment has received a reputation as something to be avoided. However, root canals today are easily manageable thanks to modern anesthetics and technology and are the preferred treatment, as they allow you to keep your tooth and avoid the need for more extensive and invasive procedures.
Think you might be facing a root canal? Give us a call at 703-237-7622 to schedule a visit with Dr. Roca.