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 a need for a root canal strikes on a weekend or in the middle of the night, you can receive same-day emergency care at our state-of-the-art facility.
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.
"I'm Very Grateful." Patients Discuss Having a Root Canal by 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
Don't Ignore Early Symptoms
Not every root canal infection starts with an excruciating toothache, which often signals that bacteria has 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
Fairfax Family Dental Care in Fairfax, VA, offers free consultations for first-time patients. (X-rays and other imaging may incur a fee.)
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, which includes blood vessels and nerves, while preserving the tooth's hard exterior so the tooth can be saved. The only alternative treatment for the infection is to extract the tooth entirely.
Stop the Infection
Infection of a root canal can start in one tooth, but if it is left untreated it can spread to other teeth, the gums, and the jaw. 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! 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
Day of Root Canal
Our gentle dentists and advanced technology make root canal treatments typically no more uncomfortable than a dental filling.
Have a Question about Root Canals?
What If I Need an Extraction?
For a root canal treatment to be successful, 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.
If extraction is necessary, our highly trained dentists can restore your smile and your bite with a dental bridge or dental implant. Our Fairfax practice is equipped with the latest in implant technology, which allows us to meet a wide range of needs.