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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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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Dr. Detar is amazing! He knows what he’s doing, he explain very well your dental problem, he’s a great listener and he does am amazing work and willing to give he’s direct personal cell number in case you have any concerns regarding your procedure after office hours. No other endodontics or dentist does that. Thank you Dr. Detar for caring for your patients.

- Elizabeth M

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I was very apprehensive about having a root canal. Dr. Thorpe explained everything and was very attentive during the procedure. I would highly recommend him if you need a root canal.

- Mike M

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I have seen them few times over the years and i have complete confidence in their abilities

- Dennis C

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All the staff were very friendly and made me feel very much at ease. Dr Detar was great. Everything went so much easier then I thought it would be.

- Thomas K

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Our visit was great from start to finish. The front desk staff was welcoming and friendly. While my daughter was having her procedure, the ladies offered to make me a cup of coffee! The doctor was thorough and explained each step, making my daughter feel part of the process. The procedure was pain free! Thank you so much!

- Genevieve L

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Dr.Thorpe is the best and so is his staff.

- Lu H

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Excellent service!

- Ernie W

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My experience in Dr. Thorpe's care was superb. Nobody likes to have a root canal done but this office is very well run and they made sure I felt comfortable and at ease, I have been there twice, the first time, years ago but both times they made getting a root canal an easy thing to get through. I don't believe that they could have done any better. I'm very thankful for their office because i have been in other offices where i could not say the same, unfortunately. Thank you

- Trisha H

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Very professional the services.

- Berlyn V

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