Root Canal Treatment Specialist

Dominion Endodontics

Endodontics located in Alexandria, Falls Church, & Arlington, VA

If you experience tooth pain or damage and want to avoid extraction, you can trust Dominion Endodontics with your care. The practice offers innovative root canal treatments with the option for sedation dentistry at their Alexandria, Falls Church, and Arlington, Virginia, locations. At the first sign of a toothache, schedule an appointment with Dominion Endodontics over the phone or online today.

Root Canal Treatment

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment at Dominion Endodontics is a dental procedure that restores a severely damaged or infected tooth. Dominion Endodontics specializes in saving teeth from extraction, becoming loose, or falling out.

Is root canal treatment right for me?

Root canal treatment might be the dental procedure for you if you have a tooth that’s:

  • Decaying
  • Infected
  • Cracked
  • Damaged
  • Painful
  • Swollen
  • Sensitive
  • Discolored

Your provider at Dominion Endodontics lets you know if you’re a good candidate for root canal treatment or a less invasive dental restoration procedure, such as a filling, crown, inlay, or onlay. They review your symptoms and medical history, examine your teeth and gums, and complete dental X-rays.

What happens during root canal treatment?

Before root canal treatment at Dominion Endodontics, your provider offers sedation dentistry to relax you. They numb the treatment area so that you don’t feel any discomfort and create a hole in the top of the tooth. Your provider cleans the inside of your tooth (the pulp), applies a special medication to eliminate infection, and fills the pulp chamber with dental materials.

Your provider seals the tooth shut, places a filling on it, and fits your tooth for a dental crown, or porcelain cap. When the crown is ready for placement, they cement it to your newly restored tooth to protect it and make it look just like the surrounding natural teeth.

What should I expect after root canal treatment?

After root canal treatment, you can resume normal activities, but your tooth might feel sensitive for a few days. Take over-the-counter pain relievers if your provider recommends it. Your new, restored tooth can last a lifetime if you care for it properly.

Call Dominion Endodontics if your crown becomes loose or damaged. Attend routine dental cleanings and exams to prevent future tooth decay, and brush and floss twice daily. Don’t chew on hard objects, and avoid snacking on sugary foods.

If you experience tooth pain, swelling, or sensitivity, schedule a same-day appointment with Dominion Endodontics over the phone or online today to find out if root canal treatment is right for you.