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 43 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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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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Great

- Zhuoran L

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Dr.Detar was excellent. He had a great chair side manner. He explained everything while doing the root canal. He was gentle and very kind. After the procedure I experienced no pain.

- Karen J

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I love this place and the dr and staff. Staff has the best customer service I have ever encountered. The dr is awesome. He is very friendly and explains everything. The best dr I have had the pleasure of seeing. Thanks for everything

- Vickie A

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Good and helpful

- Claudia C

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Great service! Procedure explained completely. Very professional!

- ronald B

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