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

5 out of 5 stars based on 23 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

The dental and office staff were outstanding as they were professional, helpful and courteous throughout the entire experience with making the appointment and during the root canal procedure. Dr. Detar and his dental staff were very considerate of my needs during the root canal and afterwards. He called to check on my recovery a few days after my procedure. I was very pleased with the outcome of the root canal.The Staff took proper COVID precautions and I felt very safe in the environment. Thank you so much Manassas Endodontics and Dr. Detar.

- Monica M

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Good place to have work done

- Mark F

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My doctor was Preeti Batra. Her name was not listed as an option. I would rate my overall experience as excellent. All my questions were answered. I have experienced absolutely no pain.

- Rebecca Earhart E

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This was my first visit here and everyone made me feel so welcome! From check in to check out every step was explained to me and they constantly asked me if i was comfortable and made sure to listen to my concerns and answered all my questions.Dr. Detar was great at calming my nerves and making sure i wasn't in any pain during my root canal. Mary Jo is such an attentive caring person she kept me great company while being numbed and scanned for my x-rays. The office as a whole was very clean and they were following ALL protocols for COVID-19 from cleaning hands, social distancing, and temp checks. If i could give more than 5 stars i would 10/10 would recommend to friends/family! Your mouth is NOTHING to play with and with this practice your mouth is in GREAT hands! 🙂

- Natasha H

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Can’t say enough about Dr. Detar 🙂 during my procedure, he was pleasant, gentle and explained everything as he went along. After appt, he personally checked on my progress. He fit me in for a follow up adjustment last minute. He has a Sweet disposition, including taking the time to be personable. Staff is also wonderful

- Dianne H

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My experience was so professional, friendly and better than I could have imagined. I would definitely recommend Dr Detar and his staff.

- Donnita W

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very nice office very friendly and very competent dr betar excellent

- Timothy kosmicki K

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Since this was my very first root canal, I had no real frame of reference- as it pertains to the procedure. However, I have heard all of the horror stories about root canals from various people. For me, a display of confidence and genuine compassion go a long way to ease my concerns when dealing with medical professionals. The young lady who assisted Dr. Detar was outstanding! Since I am a wimp, she held my hand when needed and I was even given a blanket and pillow! I ended up tapping my foot to the 80's music while Dr. Detar explained the process along the way.The next morning, after popping a pain pill, the discomfort is very minimal. I never thought I'd thank anyone for a root canal but they really exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend this office.

- Tracy S

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I saw Dr. Jain who is not listed on the options. He was awesome and made me feel very comfortable. He walked me through the whole treatment plan and step by step of the procedure he was going to do. He checked in with me during the whole procedure to make sure I was ok and explained any issues I could be having. He was great and I would see him again and refer anyone I know to him.

- Melissa S

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The dentist is actually the best one I have ever been to. I have alot of issues that are not common and anxiety and he was amazing. He took his time and made sure he was not doing any of the things that are from my issues from previous things done at other places and TMJ. He is amazing. He actually listened to me also.

- Angela T

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