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Root Canals

perfect smile of a woman after dental restoration treatment at Green Dental Alexandria

Mature teeth, known as permanent teeth, are meant to remain inside the mouth permanently. These teeth are there to provide a full, complete smile that is both attractive and supportive of the jaw bone. While teeth are made up of tooth enamel, which is the hardest substance in the human body, they are not invincible. Trauma and injury can occur during an accident or sporting event or decay and infection can occur, causing a tooth to become vulnerable. Teeth are living substances in the body, and if their health is compromised, root canal therapy is often needed to save the tooth.

Many people have a sense of fear or dread when they hear the term “root canal” because they mistakenly believe that root canals are painful. What you truly need to understand is that root canal therapy is not painful – infected teeth are painful! Root canals are meant to take your pain away and to restore the health of your tooth and entire mouth. An infected tooth in extremely painful because the infection will affect the inner layers of the tooth where the nerves and living tissues reside. If an infection is left untreated, the pain will become unbearable and the damage will be so severe that your tooth cannot be saved.

At Green Dental of Alexandria, we go to great lengths to ensure that patient comfort is a top priority during any type of dental procedure. Root canal therapy is done under local anesthesia, and our practice is proud to offer Nitrous Oxide and oral conscious sedative medications for those patients who need extra help relaxing before and during a root canal. The procedure involves opening the tooth, removing the damaged pulp, cleaning out the infection, treating the tooth with antibiotics, and sealing the tooth to protect it against further damage.

At Green Dental of Alexandria, Dr. Hye Y. Park is here to ensure that your mouth stays as healthy as possible. We understand that any type of dental work can be stressful, but we also understand that root canals need not to be a dreaded procedure. If you have a tooth that is infected or painful in any way, please contact us today so that we can alleviate your pain and restore your oral health.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria

Green Dental of Alexandria – Alexandria Dentist
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725

Patient Reviews

Green Dental of Alexandria - Alexandria Dentist

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Jennifer B.

I just had my first appointment at Green Dental and I couldn't be happier with their service. I tend to be nervous when going to the dentist, but all of the staff were very welcoming and nice. The exam chair massages your back as you're getting your cleaning and there's a television on the ceiling to distract you from dental work. The cleaning and evaluation was very gentle. Thanks, Green Dental!

Stephen J.

Top shelf dental care. Convenient location via METRO/King Street Station. Patient's dental chair features back massage capability along with TV viewing (CNN). Dr. Hye Park is very smooth. Dental experience beyond compare. I actually enjoy going to the dentist now.

Caryl M.

Once again, even the cleaning was uneventful. Love being able to look outside while I'm in the chair. Dr. Park has the most gentle & tiny hands ! Love this place and the staff.

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