Root canal treatment to the rescue! Treat severe damage to keep your teeth

Trust us: Root canals are nothing to fear! This treatment relieves the often severe pain associated with advanced decay and dental infections. Root canal therapy may also be the only way to preserve a tooth with deep injury to its innermost tooth structure or “pulp.” This pulp chamber contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. Root canals surround the pulp and extend from the crown through the tips of the roots of the teeth. When in the competent hands of Dr. Rajni Kapoor and our team at Mirage Family Dentistry in Yorktown, Virginia, we remove diseased pulp tissue. Furthermore, we reshape and clean the root canals to give your damaged tooth a fresh start. 

Root canal therapy or treatment is eventually “capped” by sealing off the treatment site. Once the infection has cleared and a permanent crown has been made to ensure the lasting strength of the treated tooth, this restoration will be cemented in place. With good care at home and professional care at our office, many RCT teeth do not require additional future treatment. We end up saving the tooth and avoiding the trauma and expense associated with removing and replacing a tooth with options like bridges and dental implants. 

Tools to support successful, comfortable treatment

Root canal therapy has a lengthy track record of high success rates. Dr. Kapoor furthermore promotes precision treatment and supports exceptional treatment outcomes with advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. She also uses tools like laser dentistry to treat infected teeth in a targeted manner, expertly remove bacteria, and facilitate the most gentle and comfortable experience at our office. 

We also work closely with patients after treatment to ensure the tooth is healing as it should be and to maintain any follow-ups that are essential to the long-term success of this standard therapy. While such treatment is tolerated well with localized anesthetic, Dr. Kapoor appreciates that some patients may be apprehensive about treatments. We are happy to discuss additional ways to keep you relaxed during your visit. Call (757) 384-9383 with questions or to schedule your visit to Mirage Family Dentistry in Yorktown, VA.