Root canal treatments are a practical approach to saving teeth that have fallen prey to decay and infection. When you have a tooth that can only be saved with this procedure, trust the expertise and care of Dr. Vincas Sidrys and our skilled team at Mill Mountain Dentistry. Our clinic is dedicated to delivering the highest quality dental solutions using the latest technologies to make them comfortable and practical.
Find Relief With A Root Canal Treatment
Root canals, more properly known as endodontic therapy, are a dental treatment capable of saving a tooth that has undergone severe infection or decay. This procedure painlessly removes the infected pulp, clearing the inside of the tooth and sealing it to prevent further infection. This treatment is crucial for preserving a tooth that might need to be extracted.
What To Expect During The Procedure:
- Diagnosis: The journey towards a healthier smile begins with a thorough examination by Dr. Sidrys. Using advanced diagnostic tools, the condition of your tooth will be assessed to determine if a root canal is necessary.
- Anesthesia: Local anesthesia will be administered before the procedure to ensure comfort.
- Pulp Removal: Once the area is numb, a small access opening is created in the tooth to reach the infected pulp. The infected or damaged pulp is carefully removed from the tooth’s interior.
- Cleaning and Disinfection: The tooth’s interior is completely cleared to eliminate any remaining bacteria or debris.
- Sealing and Restoration: The tooth is sealed with a biocompatible material to prevent further infection after cleaning. Depending on the case, a temporary or permanent restoration may be placed to protect the tooth’s structure and function. This step helps restore the tooth’s strength, allowing you to use it normally.
- Follow-up: Sometimes, a follow-up appointment might be necessary to ensure the tooth’s health and monitor its progress. Dr. Sidrys will guide you through this process and provide any additional instructions for care and maintenance.
Advantages of Root Canal Treatment:
- Pain Relief: Root canals alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by infected or damaged pulp, allowing you to enjoy a pain-free mouth again.
- Tooth Preservation: Rather than extracting the tooth, a root canal saves it, preserving your natural smile and preventing further tooth replacement.
- Prevention of Infection: Removing infected pulp and sealing the tooth prevents the spread of infection.
- Improved Aesthetics: The restoration placed after the root canal enhances the appearance of your tooth, ensuring a natural look that blends seamlessly with your smile.
Experience exceptional care during your root canal treatment!
Schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Vincas Sidrys at Mill Mountain Dentistry by calling (540) 769-6370. Our clinic, located at 5000 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke, VA 24018, is designed to provide a comfortable environment to deliver all your dental needs. Dr. Sidrys and our caring team are dedicated to ensuring a stress-free and practical root canal experience. Take your initial move toward optimal oral health by scheduling your appointment today.