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Root Canal Treatment: The Facts You Should Know

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Root canal treatment is a top-notch restorative dental treatment our dentist, Dr. Adam Vitelli, is thrilled to offer at Adam Vitelli Comprehensive Dentistry. This treatment can help you, your teeth and your smile in a myriad of ways. To help you know all about root canal treatment in Germantown, Maryland, our dentist is happy to share the following facts with you:

-Root canal treatment is oftentimes recommended and necessary when a tooth is so badly damaged, decayed and infected that a dental filling, dental crown and other dental restoration cannot treat it.

-Root canal treatment involves Dr. Adam Vitelli removing the infected layers of the tooth, including the nerve and pulp. Then, he will clean and seal the tooth and then support the tooth with a dental crown if necessary.

-Root canal treatment might have the reputation of being painful, but it’s no more painful than a dental filling treatment. This is because our dentist will use anesthetics and dental sedatives to numb your mouth and help you feel comfortable during treatment.

-If you ignore the decayed, damaged and infected tooth and delay root canal treatment, surrounding teeth can become infected and abscesses might form.

To learn more about root canal treatment or to ask our dental team questions, please contact our dental office at 301-972-1400. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we are happy to give you the answers and information you need. We look forward to your phone call!