Root Canals

Root Canals

If you have a tooth with infected or damaged nerves, root canal therapy offers a way to save your tooth and avoid an extraction. Dr. Nikkhah features state-of-the-art root canal treatment for North Bethesda patients.

At the core of every tooth lies vital nerves ensuring its health. When damaged, a root canal procedure can save the tooth.

However, some teeth experience damaged nerve tissue due to deep decay or injury. When the roots of your teeth are affected, pain or an infection can result, although some patients won’t have any symptoms.

By the time the inner nerves (also referred to as the “pulp”) of your tooth are affected, root canal therapy is typically the only option to save your tooth.

“Always impressed with Dr. Nikkhah and her team’s professionalism. When I called in extreme pain, they squeezed me in immediately and I received the most pain-free root canal I’ve ever had! Highly recommend Pike District Smiles!”

What Happens During Root Canal Therapy?

In an endodontic therapy, Dr. Nikkhah removes the damaged or infected tissue inside your tooth and cleans the inside of your tooth thoroughly. Next, a sealant material will be used to fill the tooth and protect it from further decay or injury.

Once the tooth is cleaned and sealed, typically, a dental crown is placed. This final restoration will protect your tooth from bacteria and restore its function.

The Benefits of Getting an endodontic therapy

Endodontic therapy allows you to avoid the need for a tooth extraction, which would require a tooth replacement such as a bridge, dental implant, or a partial denture.

For many patients in Rockville, getting a endodontic therapy with modern technology isn’t much different from getting a cavity filled. The best part is that endodontic therapy allows you to save your natural tooth from extraction!

Signs You May Need a Root Canal

It’s not always obvious when you need a root canal. Only your professional dentist such as Dr. Nikkhah in North Bethesda can tell whether or not a endodontic therapy is truly necessary.

Signs and symptoms you may need a endodontic therapy include:

  • A tooth infection or a severe toothache
  • A single discolored tooth that stands out from the rest of your teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity that remains even after you’ve stopped eating or drinking
  • You have a deep cavity that can’t be repaired with a filling

If you’re experiencing any of the above, schedule an appointment with us at Pike District Smiles today to get a dental exam to determine if an endodontic therapy can benefit your smile.

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Together, we’ll determine if a root canal can benefit your smile.