Root Canal Treatment
Are you having acute tooth pain? You might need root canal treatment.
A root canal infection won’t go away on its own. If left to spread, it can require extensive dental work and cause serious problems.
If you need emergency care now, day or night, call Fairfax Family Dental Care in Fairfax, VA.
Emergency Dental Care
We offer around-the-clock emergency dental care. If you need a root canal on a weekend or in the middle of the night, you can receive same-day emergency care at our state-of-the-art facility.
"I'm Very Grateful." Patients Discuss Receiving a Root Canal From Our Doctors
I put in an emergency online request near midnight on a Friday and was shocked to receive a call in minutes. I’m not sure who I spoke to but Dr Kamali and his staff were wonderful performing my root canal the following morning. Medications were ready at the pharmacy on my way home. I’m very grateful and happy with the professional, compassionate care I received.View More Google Reviews
I stumbled upon then because of a bad tooth (isn’t that why we end up seeing half the dentists we do?). Anyway, I’ve had two cleanings, a root canal, a crown, extracted a tooth chips that was broken off from my wisdom tooth being pulled in 1991. Fairfax Family Dental has been around for years, I’m sorry I didn’t know them years ago. Their services are amazingly priced and open Sundays for emergencies (this is how I met Dr. Kamali).View More Google Reviews
In Pain Now? Get Relief! We Are Here Whenever You Need Us
Fairfax Family Dental Care is dedicated to providing top-tier dental care whenever people need it. Drs. Milan Simanek, Touraj Kamali, and Charles D. Kirksey are highly trained and belong to prestigious organizations, including the American Dental Association, the American Orthodontic Society, and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Our years of experience, compassionate care, and advanced technology allow us to provide root canal treatment right away, without having to refer you to an endodontist. Schedule an appointment now.
Don't Ignore Early Symptoms
Not every root canal infection starts with an excruciating toothache, which often signals bacteria have reached the pulp (soft inner tissue) of a tooth. Instead, you may first notice subtle signs that something is wrong. It's best not to ignore these early symptoms. Signs that you may need a root canal procedure include:
- Toothache — mild or acute
- Unexplained tooth sensitivity
- Discoloration in a tooth
- Swollen gums
- Chronic bad breath
- A pimple on the gums
How a Root Canal Infection Progresses
Benefits of a Root Canal Relief and So Much More
Avoid an Extraction
Root canal treatment removes a tooth's infected soft interior, including blood vessels and nerves, while preserving the tooth's hard exterior to save the tooth. The only alternative treatment for the infection is to extract the tooth entirely.
Stop the Infection
A root canal infection can start in one tooth, but it can spread to other teeth, the gums, and the jaw if left untreated. The worst scenario is if the infection spreads to the bloodstream or even the brain, which can be life-threatening.
Avoid More Treatments
If your root canal infection requires tooth extraction, you will likely need additional treatments since, over time, the gap in your smile will allow other teeth to shift out of alignment and affect your bite. Replacing a tooth can be quite costly.
Worried About Costs?
We work with most insurance providers, and root canals qualify for at least partial coverage under most plans. If you are uninsured, we offer flexible financing through CareCredit®, a third-party healthcare lender that allows you to split the cost of dental services into low monthly payments with little or no interest charges. Call to get more details:
"Fantastic!" See Why Patients Love Us
Fantastic! No wait, very thorough cleaning with solid feedback and preventative suggestions. I had a few hygienists and they are all great. I originally went to this location for an emergency root canal a few years ago and decided to stick with them because of the great experience and service I had. Totally worth the 40 min drive.View More Google Reviews
Dr. Kirksey is the best dentist ever and so are the rest of the dentists in their facility. Their staff is courteous, their prices are low, they are very good to people, and they have the best facility.View More Google Reviews
Root Canal Treatment
What You Can Expect During Your Root Canal Therapy
Our gentle dentists and advanced technology make root canal treatments typically no more uncomfortable than a dental filling.
Have a Question About Root Canals?
"You Guys Were Amazing." 5-Star Reviews
Went in with a horrible toothache and ended up needing a root canal. They took care of it and I was still able to go the beach the next day!View on Google
Thank you so much for taking the time get me the right treatment and working with me and my situation. You guys were amazingView on Google
Take the First Step Towards a Healthier Smile Free Consultations for First-Time Patients
If you think you may need a root canal, don't wait. Contact our Fairfax, VA, dental office today to avoid more serious oral health issues.
Early treatment can help you save your tooth and save money, so contact our office today for an appointment.
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What If I Need an Extraction?
For a root canal treatment to succeed, there needs to be enough tooth structure to support a crown and preserve the tooth. If a tooth is severely compromised, extraction may be the only solution.
Our highly trained dentists can restore your smile and your bite with a dental bridge or dental implant if extraction is necessary. Our Fairfax practice is equipped with the latest implant technology, which allows us to meet a wide range of needs.
Root Canal Myths
Root Canals Are Painful
False. Root canals have a bad reputation, but the truth is that they provide more pain relief than discomfort. One of our dentists will remove the infected pulp and restore the tooth with a dental crown during a root canal procedure. While an infected tooth is painful and difficult to eat with, your newly restored tooth will feel great. We also apply local anesthesia during a root canal, so you shouldn't feel any discomfort during the actual procedure.
It's Better to Get an Extraction Than a Root Canal
False. Our dentists will always try to save your natural tooth whenever possible. A root canal can potentially save your natural tooth structure and prevent you from needing an extraction and costly restorative dentistry treatments in the future. While your dentist will remove the tooth's pulp during a root canal, the healthy outer part of the tooth remains intact and will be covered with a dental crown for added protection.
Root Canals Are Expensive
False. A root canal is less expensive than treatment for a missing tooth, especially if you choose dental implant treatment. The procedure is also usually covered by insurance. Our Fairfax, VA, dental office works with most insurance companies and accepts CareCredit to cover out-of-pocket costs.