Root Canal Treatment
When the inner pulp of a tooth becomes infected, common symptoms can include deep pain, soreness, and swelling. If you notice a change in your oral health or have an infection detected during a routine exam, Dr. Ghanim may recommend root canal therapy to heal and restore your tooth.
Meet With an Endodontist
If you require a root canal, our trusted and skilled endodontist, Dr. Gary, will take over. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Gary will get your smile back in tip-top shape in no time at all. We pride ourselves in the skill and experience our dentists demonstrate, delivering nothing but their absolute best.
When you come in for your procedure, we will numb the treatment area with local anesthetic to ensure that your experience is as stress-free as possible. We can even turn on your favorite TV show or music for you to enjoy during your procedure. Your peace of mind is important to us! Dr. Gary will then drill into the tooth to clean out the root canals and then fill them to prevent further infection. We’re proud to say that Dr. Gary’s success rate is phenomenal; we have never had any re-treatments or complaints from our patients.
After your root canal procedure, you will have a few follow-up visits with Dr. Ghanim. During these visits, we will create a customized dental crown to restore the full health of your tooth.
If you are experiencing any dental pain, we encourage you to call Arlington Dental Excellence at 703-525-0157 and schedule your appointment. Our highly-skilled dentists and team are here to care for your smile!
Root Canal FAQs
What are the do’s and don’ts of root canal aftercare?
After treatment, it is best to avoid eating and drinking while you are still feeling the effects of anesthesia. This will prevent you from burning your mouth or biting your tongue while your mouth is numb. For long-term care, it is important to continue with a thorough dental hygiene routine and to attend your biannual exams.
How long does a root canal take to heal?
Each patient heals differently, but you will typically only experience mild pain and soreness for a few days after the procedure. In many cases, patients return to normal activities by the next day.
How can I manage my pain after a root canal?
Immediately following the procedure, you may be prescribed a pain medication. If not, over-the-counter pain relievers may be taken to ease any discomfort you are experiencing. If pain lasts more than a few days or you notice any abnormalities, contact our team immediately.