An untreated infection can march its way through the layers of your tooth, eventually reaching the unprotected tooth pulp. The infection can ultimately destroy the pulp, as well as the nerve and blood vessels it contains. The diseased pulp material can be removed in a root canal treatment by our experienced, caring dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban.
Although root canal treatments have somewhat of a bad reputation, the procedure is relatively painless because Dr. Marzban will make sure you are comfortable and have been properly numbed to any sensitivity in the area. When needed, a root canal treatment is important because it:
- May potentially save a tooth that otherwise would come loose
- Stops the destruction caused by advanced tooth decay
- Involves a relatively simple, frequently performed dental procedure
Basically, a root canal treatment involves removing the infected tissue inside your tooth. The infected tissue usually includes the dental pulp, which contains nerves, connective tissue and blood vessels. The pulp chamber and the root canal of the tooth are cleaned out to remove as much bacteria as possible, and then sealed.
At Dr. Marzban’s practice, she provides effective dental care and patient education so that you can avoid ever needing root canal treatment, and she can also perform the procedure in the event it is needed.
If you are interested in learning more about root canal treatment and our experienced dentist near greater Fairfax, then please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban, DDS, to schedule a consultation.