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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I was referred to Manassas Endo from my dentist for a root canal appointment. The office is very clean and the staff very professional. I was seen by Dr Batra who made me feel very comfortable and explained every procedure before doing it.

- Ray W

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For the first time in years, I can eat, sleep, and live my life without being in near-constant pain. As a borderline dentophobe, I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to have another root canal, but it's comforting to know that should I need it, there are such capable and caring people I can rely on. Dr. Batra was gentle, knowledgeable without being dismissive or condescending (anyone who's ever dealt with Dr. Mean Dentist knows exactly what I'm taking about), answered my questions, took the time to explain what was going on, and cared about my comfort and wellbeing every step of the way. She's an absolute angel and I'm extremely grateful for her expertise. I was almost certain I'd have a panic attack the second I spotted the chair and all the instruments (I really did NOT want to be there; I even had to bring my husband to the first appointment to sit out in the car and make sure I didn't flee), but Yessica was very attentive. She just exudes calm. I wasn't ever kept waiting or left alone to sit with my anxious thoughts. Whether or not I like and trust any medical professional breaks down to roughly 49% doctor and 51% support staff, and Manassas Endo's support staff are truly stellar. Setting appointments, filling out paperwork, figuring out insurance, paying the bill, aftercare instructions - they made it all so easy. They were attentive and kind, and I very much appreciated how Covid-conscious everyone was (to the extent that a dental office can be). They made me feel way more comfortable with the entire experience than I would have ever thought possible. I'm not in dental pain anymore. I really cannot stress that enough. It's so cool. Thank you.

- Amy H

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- EDWARD AMOAKO ASANTE A

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Procedure was painless Surprised how quick I was seen What a pleasant experience! The front desk staff was so nice Dr. Batra was wonderful

- Catherine Y

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Suction during the procedure was the most comfortable I've ever had.

- LaVerne S

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Best experience ever going for a root canal. Everyone was super, professional, the procedure was not as bad as people tell you.

- Roy H

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I cannot say enough about the office staff, assistants and Dr. Batra! A great team! I cannot wait to thank my dentist for referring me to Manassas Endodontics for my root canal procedure. Thanks to all and stay healthy!

- Paul L

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Dr Aponte recommended Dr. Batra; he said she did a root canal for him.

- Robert Keltgen K

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Dr Detar Great doc. Great group. Dr. Detar is one of the best Endodontists, in the area. He also listens well and reads patients well I had a perfect experience at Dr. Detar’s office. I was seen within minutes of my arrival. His staff were courteous and professional,and Dr. Detar was lovely. He quickly diagnosed my problem, gave me next course of action, answered all my questions with patience and reassurance. I have a follow up appointment, I would recommend him to all family and friends. Khalil Najmyar

- Khalil Najmyar

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