Root Canal Treatment Specialist

Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Fulton, MD

Root canals aren't fun, but there's no need to worry. Drs. Mahvash Zulfaghary and Zehra Asad, and the experienced dental team at Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn want you to know a root canal doesn’t have to be an anxiety-ridden, excessively painful experience. The professional dental team at Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn in Fulton, Maryland is well-trained to perform root canals and does so on a routine basis. If you're nervous about having a root canal, book an appointment over the phone or online. Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn's professional team is ready to soothe your worries.

Root Canal Treatment Q & A

Do I need a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure that is meant to relieve pain and save your tooth. When the inside of your tooth is severely infected or decayed, one of the expert dentists at Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn extracts any dying or dead tissue and bacteria from the tooth's interior. This way, they can save your tooth and help ease your pain.

What can cause a tooth infection?

From damage to the tooth or from a cavity allowed to go untreated, roots and tissue within your teeth can become infected with bacteria. If you don’t visit the dentist, the infected tissue may spread into the root or pulp of the tooth. Ask about treatment. If you don't, the infection could spread even further and lead to other health complications.

How do I know if I have an infected tooth?

If you don't seek treatment for the infected tooth rather immediately, you might experience a significant amount of discomfort. The usual symptoms of an infected tooth are:

  • Inflamed gums
  • Tooth soreness when eating and drinking
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Halitosis
  • Pus coming from around the tooth
  • Painful throbbing in your jaw or mouth
  • Tooth darkening in color
  • A small pimple-like bump on your gum

What is the procedure for a root canal?

Most often, one of the extremely able dentists at Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn completes the treatment in one or two appointments. First, it may be necessary to take an X-ray to determine the degree of harm to the tooth requiring the root canal.

When it's time for the procedure to begin, one of the dentists at Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn will apply a needle to anesthetize the area. Sometimes they put a dental dam, or a small film of rubber, on your tooth to keep it hygienic and shielded while the procedure is happening. After your tooth gets numbed, the dentist creates a tiny opening in your tooth to access the area of infection inside the root.

Next, your dentist uses small files to remove the damaged and diseased pulp and irrigates the area with water to wash away any debris. Until you return for a permanent crown, your dentist either seals the tooth or applies a temporary filling.

Call Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn or book a consultation online if you have any symptoms or signs of a tooth infection.