Root Canal Specialist

Farhoumand Dentistry

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA

With major advancements in root canal technology and procedures, modern root canals are much simpler than they were years ago. With their extensive training in root canal treatments, Dr. Foad Farhoumand, Dr. Farah Farhoumand, and their team at Farhoumand Dentistry in Vienna, Virginia offer effective root canal procedures that are virtually pain-free. Farhoumand Dentistry is pleased to work with Dr. Dr. Eiman Khalili who has extensive experience with root canals. If you have an abscess, painful tooth, or otherwise suspect you might need a root canal, schedule an evaluation by going online or calling their clinic.

Root Canal Q & A

Farhoumand Dentistry

Why do I need a root canal?

A root canal is a safe and effective way to remove damaged or decayed pulp from deep inside your tooth’s root. You might need a root canal if you:

  • Broke or fractured a tooth
  • Have an infection or abscess
  • Experienced tooth trauma
  • Have a deep cavity

Because your entire tooth stays intact with a root canal, you won’t have to worry about surrounding teeth shifting as you would with an extraction. That's why root canals are generally always preferred over extractions.

What happens during a root canal?

Dr. Foad and Dr. Farah use the latest tools and equipment and will make sure your root canal procedure is quick, effective, and minimally invasive. They will start your treatment by thoroughly numbing your treatment area with novocaine. If requested, they may also administer sedation such as anti-anxiety medication before getting started.

A root canal involves making a small hole in your tooth and extracting the pulp from deep inside. After disinfecting the inside of your tooth and reshaping the inner root, your practitioner places a rubbery filling inside.

The final step involves shaping the outer part of your tooth so it can become an anchor for a fabricated crown. Your new crown will serve as a protective cover for your tooth and help keep it strong to prevent future damage.

When will I get a crown after a root canal?

Depending on your specific treatment plan, your dentist could create your crown in the office using the advanced CEREC® dental system. In this case, you can leave the office with your permanent crown right after having a root canal.

If you’re not a candidate for a CEREC one-day crown, they can fabricate a temporary crown to cover your treated tooth. After gathering a few molds and images, the team will send your information to a specialized lab that will create your permanent crown. Usually, you can return to the office in about two weeks to have your permanent crown bonded to your treated tooth.

Schedule a root canal evaluation at Farhoumand Dentistry either online or over the phone.