Root Canal Blacksburg Virginia

What You Need to Know About Root Canals

The words "Root Canal" can cause a lot of anxiety. We're here to help ease your nerves about Root Canals!

Are you in search of an Endodontist to complete a Root Canal in the Blacksburg or Christiansburg area? Real Life Endo is here to help you through the process and ease your anxiety. Root canals can be a scary thing. Real Life Endo is here to inform you on the basics of what a Root Canal is, and to help you feel a little more at ease in preparation for your Root Canal treatment. 

So what is a Root Canal anyways? A Root Canal treatment is a procedure to relieve dental pain with the goal of saving your tooth. Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. This inflammation or infection can be a result of many things, such as damage to the tooth, or a bacterial infection. Have you ever hit your tooth really hard, such as a glass bottle? This might be the reason for the pain in your tooth! Over time, the nerve in your tooth starts to become inflamed from the damage or infection. In order to fix this, a Root Canal procedure is sometimes needed. During a Root Canal treatment, an Endodontist will carefully remove the pulp inside the tooth, clean, disinfect and shape the root canals, and place a temporary filling to seal the space. This takes care of the inflammation & pain caused by the infected/damaged nerve, and will help you get back to your  pain free smile! 

The Treatment Process

Step 1: The Examination

A Real Life Endo Endodontist examines and x-rays the tooth. Once this is completed the Endodontist will administer local anesthetic to numb the area. After the tooth is numb, our endodontist places a small protective sheet called a “dental dam” over the area to isolate the tooth and keep it clean and free of saliva during the procedure.

Step 2: The Root is Removed

The Real Life Endo Endodontist makes an opening in the crown of the tooth. Very small instruments are used to clean the pulp from the pulp chamber and root canals and to shape the space for filling. 

Step 3: The Root Canal is Filled

After the space is cleaned and shaped, the endodontist fills the root canals with a biocompatible material, usually a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The gutta-percha is placed with an adhesive cement to ensure complete sealing of the root canals. In most cases, a temporary filling is placed to close the opening. The temporary filling will be removed by your dentist before the tooth is restored.

Step 4: A Crown is Put in Place

After the final visit with your endodontist, you must return to your general dentist to have a crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function.

Your Trusted Root Canal Experts in Christiansburg and Blacksburg!

If you are looking for a Root Canal Specialist in the New River Valley, there is no better choice than Real Life Endo. Dr. Sakr has years of experience and is customer service driven, to ensure you have as comfortable of a procedure as possible. If you have more questions about how we perform our Root Canal Procedures, please give us a call or email us.