What is a root canal?

Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that repairs the tooth when the dental pulp and nerves inside a tooth have become infected. Dr. James Feldman and Dr. Steven Feldman will remove the infected portions of the tooth and fill the cavity with a medicated material that will allow the tooth to heal. After the root canal, our dentists will finish the treatment with a filling or dental crown to protect the tooth and restore its original shape and structure. A root canal in Washington, DC, usually only takes one or two visits to our office to complete.

Why do I need a root canal?

Once dental pulp has become infected, it will start to die, becoming very painful. Eventually, the tooth will die and need extraction if not treated. A root canal can save your tooth, repairing its strength, function and appearance.

Does a root canal hurt?

Root canal therapy has a reputation for being very painful, but this is not the case. Root canal therapy usually causes minimal discomfort. Thanks to advances in techniques and anesthesia, a modern-day root canal is very similar to an ordinary filling. Our dentists and team make every effort to ensure that you are comfortable and happy with your treatment.

To learn more about how root canal therapy can benefit you, please contact Feldman Dentistry today at 202-362-8412.

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