Are you in severe tooth pain? Root canals can save your natural tooth and preserve the integrity of your smile. Dr. David Rever offers a wide variety of treatments for tooth decay. What is a root canal?
A root canal procedure is one of the most effective treatments to relieve tooth pain from advanced decay or severe tooth damage. A patient requires root canal treatment when the tooth’s nerve (pulp) has become infected or inflamed, and there is no other option for repair.
Root canals are often no more uncomfortable than receiving a simple filling.
We offer dental sedation to keep you relaxed and pain-free during the procedure. Our dentist in Silver Spring, MD, offers options for dental sedation, including inhalation-conscious sedation (nitrous oxide) and oral conscious sedation, to ensure patients are relaxed, comfortable, and pain-free throughout their procedure.
The Root Canal Procedure at Advanced Total Dental Care
Dr. Rever will create a customized treatment plan after a full dental exam. We will discuss the plan to treat oral pain and restore your smile before the procedure. Next, we will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area. After drilling a small hole in the back of the affected tooth, your dentist will remove the infected pulp.
Then, he will clean and disinfect the tooth. After that, he will fill the tooth with biocompatible material. This seals the tooth to prevent future infection. Dr. Rever may recommend placing a dental crown to protect and strengthen the tooth. We want to keep your smile functioning at its best for years. Learn more about dental crowns.
Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canals
When Do You Need A Root Canal?
Do you have a tooth that aches severely? You may need restorative treatment to correct and address the discomfort. If a tooth becomes infected, we may recommend a root canal to save the tooth. Otherwise, an infection can continue to spread until a tooth requires extraction.
How does a tooth become infected?
An infection develops when bacteria come into contact with the pulp, a bundle of living tissue in the tooth’s center. This can happen due to injury or an untreated cavity that continues to spread.
How do I know if I need treatment?
The doctor will need to examine your smile and recommend treatment. Potential warning signs of an infection include fever, swelling near the teeth, pain when biting down or chewing, toothaches, or possibly a foul-tasting discharge erupting near the tooth. Don’t ignore possible warning signs. Talk to your dentist today.
What does root canal therapy involve?
The procedure involves gently opening the tooth and removing the infected tissue. Afterward, the doctor thoroughly cleans the interior of the tooth and root canals before placing a restorative filling. Finally, he will cap the tooth with a custom-made dental crown.
Will my tooth look natural afterward?
Your tooth will blend with the rest of your smile. We fabricate the crown using lifelike porcelain, then shade the material, ensuring the restoration matches the rest of your smile. If you have questions about root canal therapy, please contact our office today.
Schedule A Root Canal Today
Dr. David Rever at Advanced Dental Care can alleviate tooth pain in a single visit. Schedule a root canal procedure in Silver Spring, Maryland, today. Call us at (301) 637-0960 or request an appointment online today.