Root Canal Therapy in Harrisonburg, VA

While we always want our teeth to remain in tip-top shape, sometimes a root canal can become required to repair a tooth back to a healthy state. Once the infected tissue has been removed and the inside of the tooth has been cleaned and sealed, we can place a custom crown over the tooth to protect it and restore its appearance. To learn more about root canal therapy or to schedule a consultation with our team, please give our office a call or send us a message, and we will be glad to assist!

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What symptoms indicate that a root canal might be necessary?

A tooth that needs a root canal may cause a variety of different symptoms or no noticeable symptoms at all, which is why you want to schedule regular dental appointments to have your teeth and gums examined by a professional. Some common symptoms that come with tooth infections include:

  • Consistent Tooth Pain
  • Sudden Sensitivity to Hot or Cold Foods
  • Tender or Swollen Gums
  • Darkening of Tooth
  • Loose Tooth
  • Bump on Gums Near Tooth
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Are root canals painful?

Root canals have a reputation for being painful dental treatments, which is based on the fact that they were very painful in the past. Fortunately, modern medicine and dental technology now allow dental professionals to perform pain-free root canal treatments. Before any work is done on your tooth, a local anesthetic will be administered into your gums to completely numb the tooth and the area around it. Our office also offers two choices for dental sedation, which can help you have a more relaxed and positive experience in the dental chair.

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How can I avoid needing a root canal treatment?

Root canals must be performed when harmful bacteria has made its way inside a tooth and caused an infection. Bacteria tend to get in a tooth through untreated tooth decay or dental trauma, which is why it’s important to visit our office for routine appointments so we can make sure your teeth and dental restorations are in good shape. If you break or crack a tooth, you should give our office a call as soon as possible to schedule an emergency dental appointment and reduce your risk of developing an infection or other dental issues.

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Our team would be happy to help you decide which tooth replacement option will fit the needs of your smile and your budget. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today!