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Root Canal treatment in District Heights MD, Hyattsville MD, Landover MD and Windsor Mill MD.

Root canal therapy is used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. This procedure includes removal of nerve and pulp which are infected or damaged. Once nerve and pulp are removed, inside of teeth is cleansed and sealed.

Why Damaged Pulp Need to Be Removed?

Damage in nerve tissue or pulp leads to it’s break down. This causes multiplication of bacteria in pulp chamber. These bacteria cause infection and pus in pockets at the end of tooth’s root. This infection can lead to
1) Due to hole through the side of tooth, Drainage into gums or through the cheek into the skin
2) Swelling in areas like face, neck, or head

Root canal is an effort to save the natural tooth but if it doesn’t seem to work then tooth extraction is way to go. Tooth is extracted and replaced with a bridge, implant, or removable partial denture. But these procedures are time consuming and more expensive than root canal treatment Sometimes infection might reoccur after root canal so in such case patient need to consult the dentist again.

Healthy dental offers a pain free root canal treatment in District Heights MD, Hyattsville, MD, Landover MD and Windsor Mill MD. Please call Healthy Dental Location closer to you for consultation and treatment.

Care of Mouth After Root Canal Therapy

During Root canal therapy your dentist will remove pulp from center of decayed tooth and fills the pulp cavity.Once anesthetic wears off you might feel throbbing pain. So after care is important to reduce the pain and heal faster.
1) Do not eat anything for few hours post root canal therapy
2) Medication is very critical hence take prescribed medicine by your dentist on time.
3) Give filling time to set and become hard, do not touch tooth with filling unnecessarily in the mean time.
4) Brush and floss gently
5) Do not chew or eat hard or chewy food.
6) Soreness in mouth around treated area is expected but if you are experiencing prolonged pain and soreness beyond a week, kindly us to schedule a follow up appointment.

Our Locations

District Heights

Penn Station Shopping Center,
5570 Silver Hill Rd,
District Heights, MD 20747.
(301) 202-2222

Hyattsville

The Shops at Queens Chillum,
3114 Queens Chapel Rd,
Hyattsville, MD 20782.
(301) 338-8888

Landover

King Shopping Center,
7023 Martin Luther King Jr Hwy,
Landover, MD 20785
301-882-8888

Windsor Mill

Milford Mill Shopping Center,
8063 Liberty Road,
Windsor Mill, MD 21244
(410) 995-9999