Root Canal Therapy

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

tooth after endodontic treatment What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Manassas Endodontics

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- Claudia C

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Great service! Procedure explained completely. Very professional!

- ronald B

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I am very pleased with Manassas Endodontics! The front desk staff made it easy for me to schedule an appointment and submit my paperwork. Although I was anxious about receiving a root canal, Dr. Thorpe and his technician put me at ease during the procedure. I appreciate all the kindness and caring shown to me. Thank you again and I will recommend you to my family and friends.

- Becky M

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Dr. Detar and staff was very professional and caring. Highly recommended

- JoAnn P

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I am terrified of dental pain. With the exception of a tiny pinch for the first numbing injection, I DID NOT feel a thing during my root canal. NO PAIN!!! During the procedure, Dr. Detar was fully aware of body movement. If I clenched my hands or squinted, he would always ask, "Are you ok?" Thank you Dr. Detar for making this such a positive experience!!! You are the BEST!!!!

- Sandra C

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- GLENWOOD B

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I have had several root canal procedures with Dr. Thrope and Dr. Detar. Both doctors were excellent, professional, competent and compassionate. The entire staff is always friendly and helpful. Would recommend this practice to all my friends.

- Roger S

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AWESOME. Great doctor, great staff. Friendly, considerate, knowledgeable!

- Alenah R

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The dentist is something I truly dread and causes much anxiety for me, but Dr. Detar was awesome. The staff made me feel at ease while a part of me wanted to run out of the room. Thank you and I will highly recommend you to anyone who needs your services!

- Cindy M

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The care and genuine concern from Dr Detar and the team is unmatched. Highly recommend them to anyone in need of this type of care. Thank you!!!

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