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Endodontics is the dental specialty of diagnosing and treating issues and diseases inside the tooth.

When a tooth is cracked or damaged due to breakage or decay, dental tissue and the nerve inside the tooth can become infected.

Inflammation and nerve sensitivity caused by infection can often cause discomfort and pain. If left untreated, infections can develop into abscesses and spread into surrounding tissues.

Root canal treatment is a common endodontic procedure. Contact your Arlington dentist – Dr. Rima Kanbaragha today to schedule a consultation. If you are located in Crystal City, please give us a call. We happily serve patients in the surrounding areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Endodontists do anything other than root canals?

Absolutely, Endodontists do more than just root canals. While it’s true that root canal therapy is one of the most common procedures they perform, their expertise extends far beyond that. Arlington Endodontists, like Dr. Rima Kanbaragha at Dentazure, are specialists in diagnosing and treating tooth pain and diseases related to the internal structures of the tooth. 

In addition to root canal therapy, they also perform endodontic retreatment, surgery, treating cracked teeth, and addressing dental trauma. Endodontic retreatment is necessary when a tooth that has previously undergone root canal therapy fails to heal or pain continues. Endodontic surgery can help save a tooth in a number of situations such as complex anatomical situations and when inflammation or infection persists in the bony area around the end of your tooth. Endodontists are also skilled in treating cracked teeth and dental trauma, which can occur from injuries like a fall or a blow to the face.

Are Endodontists more expensive?

The cost of visiting an Endodontist can vary depending on the complexity of the treatment you need. It’s true that endodontic treatment can be more expensive than a regular dental procedure due to the specialized skills, experience, and equipment used by Endodontists. However, in the long run, endodontic treatment performed by a specialist like Dr. Rima Kanbaragha can actually save you both time and money. 

Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love, and limits the need for ongoing dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime. It’s also worth noting that most dental insurance covers endodontic treatment.

Should I have a dentist or an Endodontist do my root canal?

While general dentists are trained to perform root canals, Endodontists have an additional two to three years of specialized training beyond dental school that focuses solely on endodontic treatment. This makes them uniquely qualified to handle more complex cases and re-treatments. 

Endodontists like Dr. Rima Kanbaragha also use advanced technology such as operating microscopes, digital imaging, ultrasonic instrumentation, and fiber optics to treat their patients quickly and comfortably. So, if you require a root canal, seeing an Endodontist can ensure you receive the highest standard of care.

How does a dentist fix a tooth nerve?

When a tooth nerve is damaged or infected, a dentist or an endodontist will typically perform a root canal to fix it. This procedure involves removing the damaged or infected pulp (which contains the tooth nerve), cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth, and then filling and sealing it. 

The specific steps of a root canal procedure at Dentazure under Dr. Rima Kanbaragha’s care include: diagnosis using advanced imaging to assess the extent of damage, administration of local anesthesia to ensure comfort during the procedure, removal of the infected or inflamed pulp using specialized instruments, thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth, filling the root canal with a biocompatible material, and finally restoring the tooth with a crown or filling for protection.

This procedure not only relieves the pain associated with a damaged tooth nerve, but it also allows you to keep your natural tooth, maintain your normal bite, and keep your smile beautiful.

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