Root CanalS in Fairfax
What is a root canal?Root canal therapy is one of the most common dental procedures performed, with well over 14 million every year. This treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges!
If you are experiencing tooth pain we can help.
At the center of your tooth is a tissue called the pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels and nerve tissue that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Signs and symptoms of inflammed or infected pulp include visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical root canal treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. The injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned, enlarged and sealed. This therapy may be completed in one visit or require a second visit, depending on the treatment required and the status of your tooth.
Root canal treatment has an excellent success rate of about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is low, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we offer nitrous oxide analgesia, oral pre-medication, and IV sedation if indicated. For further information, please see the section on sedation and relaxation.
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What happens after root canal treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of treatment at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
How much does root canal therapy cost?
The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.
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Dr. Fein and his staff were great
- Dave T
I went to see Dr. Fein in extreme pain, I left a happy camper. I was very surprised that the root canal was not nearly as traumatic as I heard in the past. Dr. Fien was patient, informative, friendly and attentive to any discomfort. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends. Melanie the Front Desk Manager was also very nice.
- Robert M
Easy and quick visit. Thanks so much for the great work!
- Jackson C
I am normally a highly nervous senior citizen, and I needed three root canals! Dr. Fein's professionalism and kindness during my consultation made me feel comfortable about the process. He performed two root canal procedures in one visit and the third a week later, and I was wide awake and confident throughout. It was great that I had no pain during the process or in the days that followed. Really great! I highly recommend Virginia Endodontics, Dr. Fein and his terrific staff.
- Rebecca C
Dr. Fein and his staff are so nice. Will come back for sure if I ever need another root canal.
- Margaret M