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Are you in need of endodontic therapy for a damaged or infected tooth? Endodontic therapy or root canal treatment is necessary when a tooth is severely damaged but can still be saved. Many people because nervous when they find out this is a recommended treatment for their oral condition.

However, this nervousness does not have to be the case. Today, Dr. Peter Cha and Danny H. Dinh would like to give you some information so you know a little more about endodontic therapy, or root canal therapy. It is our hope that you will feel more at ease with the idea as well as the treatment so that you can get the quality care your smile deserves. 

To begin, endodontic treatment allows your dentist to restore and save a tooth that has been extremely infected or decayed. During this treatment, our dentist will remove the nerve and the pulp of the tooth to prevent infections in the surrounding tissues and prevent painful abscesses. Then, they will clean and seal the tooth with a dental filling or a dental crown, depending on your needs.

While in the past root canal therapy has a reputation for being painful, please remember that the treatment process itself is actually less painful than the pain experienced before the treatment! In addition, root canal therapy today is no more painful than having a dental filling restoration.

After the treatment, the tooth which was saved will most likely be sensitive for a few days as it heals. You can relieve any discomfort by taking over-the-counter pain medication. Oftentimes, you can even return to your normal activities the following day. Until then, it’s best to recuperate.

Keep in mind that our experienced team will take very good care of you during your treatment. Our goal is to make sure you are as comfortable as possible—we’ll even use a numbing agent and injection so you won’t feel a thing. We hope this information gives you the confidence to receive the treatment you need to save your tooth and to maintain your healthy smile. So, please don’t be nervous or scared about your appointment. To learn more about root canal therapy in Frederick, Maryland, please don’t hesitate to give Family Smile Center LLC a call at 301.663.9484. We are more than happy to help you!

If you would like to know more about endodontic therapy in Frederick, Maryland, please don’t hesitate to give Family Smile Center LLC a call at 301.663.9484. Dr. Peter Cha and Danny H. Dinh are always happy to help you have the best dental experience.