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Vienna Family Dental and Facial Esthetics
Rudolph and Paino, DDS, PLLC

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canals

How can we help you?

When it comes to your dental care, you may have more questions than answers, and that's okay!

We expect and welcome questions because we know that informed patients tend to enjoy better oral health. When we know what's on your mind, we can provide the guidance you need to make confident decisions about your oral care. 

We get a lot of questions, and here are a few that we hear most frequently. If you have a question and don't see it answered here, please don't hesitate to call us at (703) 281-7104 or email us using our convenient online contact form.

Root Canals

We perform a root canal to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. Millions of root canals are performed every year with the purpose of saving teeth from extraction.

There are several reasons why a root canal might be recommended. A tooth that has fractured below the gum line or has had deep decay, repeated dental treatments, and trauma can all result in the need for endodontic (root canal) treatment. Without treatment, your pain will worsen, and the tooth will ultimately need to be extracted.

During a root canal procedure, we remove damaged pulp, clean and disinfect the canals of the tooth, then fill and seal it.

We know that root canals have a bad reputation, but the team at Vienna Family Dental and Facial Esthetics puts your comfort first. We have decades of experience helping our patients receive treatments like root canals easily and comfortably.

In addition to attentive care, we offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation to help you stay calm and relaxed. We even offer IV sedation administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist who visits our office.

If you think you may be dealing with an infected root canal or are currently in pain, please call our Vienna dental office at (703) 281-7104. We will make every effort to see you as soon as possible, usually the same day.

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