Root Canal Therapy in Rockville, MD

Cross section of a tooth showing the parts of the tooth and what is affected during a root canal procedure at State of the Art Dental Group in Rockville, MD.Should you require root canal therapy, you should know that most endodontic procedures can be completed in-house at State of the Art Dental Group. This prevents the need to refer you to an off-site endodontist, which can potentially increase your cost of care.

Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

A root canal is used to preserve teeth that have been damaged by:

  • Severe internal infection (abscesses)
  • Traumatized, dying nerves
  • Large areas of tooth decay
  • Extensive, deep dental restorations

Cleaning and sealing the nerve chamber prevents infection from spreading to adjacent teeth. It also prevents the nerve from internal resorption or damage that would cause the overall tooth to fail in a relatively short period of time.

After the root canal is completed, we will place a full coverage crown over the tooth. Your custom crown will preserve natural biting and chewing functions, while also enhancing the aesthetics of your smile.

Gentle Root Canal Therapy

If your tooth is suffering from a large crack, cavity, severe pain, or an abscess, Dr. Pinsky may recommend endodontic therapy to save it. If the idea of a root canal makes you feel nervous, don’t let it! Root canal therapy is a relatively painless procedure. Your comfort is always our priority. Once your procedure is completed, a dental crown will be placed to protect your tooth from further damage.

WaveOne Technology

Image of patient getting a root canal done in the State of the Art Dental Group office.Dr. Pinsky uses advanced technology that decreases the length of most root canal appointments by 50%. WaveOne Technology reduces the amount of manual manipulation that is needed during the preparation of the nerve chamber. This creates a faster, cleaner, more accurate root canal site.

If you suspect that your tooth has an abscess or that you may need an endodontic procedure – call us today for gentle treatment that you can count on. If you have severe pain or have experienced a dental trauma, we can schedule a same-day Emergency appointment. We are here for your urgent dental needs.

Gum disease is a serious condition that doesn’t just lead to tooth loss – it can also impact your quality of health.