Marv Thomas, DDS

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12351 Dillingham Square
Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 580-8288


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By The Dental Spa
May 10, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

Fewer dental procedures produce more fear and loathing than the dreaded root canal. But contrary to popular belief, it is not an Root_Canalextraordinarily painful or traumatic procedure. The truth is that a root canal treatment is actually very similar to having a cavity filled, and it also actually eliminates the pain caused by a badly infected or inflamed tooth. Dr. Marv Thomas and Dr. Faz Jabbari, the dentists at The Dental Spa in Woodbridge, VA, offer cosmetic, general, and emergency dentistry services in a soothing and tranquil setting to ensure that all patients are comfortable and have an anxiety-free experience with every visit to the dentist.

Root Canal Treatment in Woodbridge, VA

Q: How painful is a root canal treatment?

A: Pain is relative and some patients are more sensitive than others, but the truth is that root canal therapy is not an inherently painful procedure! It is very similar to the procedure for filling a cavity in terms of pressure and discomfort, and you will receive local anesthesia to numb the area and ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed throughout the process.

Q: How do I know if I need a root canal?

A: A dental exam is necessary to determine if root canal therapy is needed, but you should schedule an appointment with the dentist if you are experiencing pain, swelling, heat or cold sensitivity, or signs of an infection.

Q: How does root canal therapy work?

A: The procedure is fairly straight forward. After applying a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth, the dentist removes the damaged and inflamed tissue inside the tooth. A root canal essentially cleans the tooth from the inside out to remove bacteria and any damaged tissue. The tooth is then filled and sealed to complete the treatment.

Q: Is there an alternative to getting a root canal?

A: Root canal is sometimes the only way to save a badly damaged or infected tooth and the only alternative to an extraction. Generally speaking, it is always better to save the natural tooth whenever possible.

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For more information about root canal therapy and dental spa services, contact The Dental Spa by calling (703) 580-8288 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas or Dr. Jabbari today.


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