Root Canal Therapy, Not Like it Used to Be

Despite the common belief that root canals are excruciatingly painful, in actuality they cause very little pain and discomfort. In fact, root canals actually relieve tooth pain. Reflection Dental in Lorton is here to help.

Root Canal Therapy

According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canal therapy is the most feared dental procedure of all. That’s not surprising; in our society, root canals have been characterized as being excruciating and unbearable. Despite this stigma, root canal therapy is actually a pain-free, quick and relatively comfortable procedure. In fact, it relieves your pain and can prevent more complicated oral issues down the road. Here at your Lorton dentist, we can put your fears at ease.

What is a Root Canal?

A “root canal” is a term used to describe the natural cavity in the center of a tooth. This area contains a soft area known as the pulp chamber that houses the nerve. If this area becomes irritated or infected due to cavities, trauma or decay, root canal therapy is necessary. If left untreated, the infection can cause an abscess, which can lead to swelling of the face and neck and bone loss around the roots of teeth.

Symptoms of a Root Canal Problem

The Procedure

In years past, root canal treatments would take multiple long visits. Thanks to advances in technology and technique, the procedure can be completed in a single visit in less than an hour. In the treatment:

Don’t continue to live in pain or let your fears get the better of you. Call your Lorton dentist today, and receive relief in a comfortable, pain-free environment. If finances are an issue, we can work within your budget as well.

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