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Dr. Woo and his team of Gaithersburg and Kensington dentists, have many years of experience with root canals dentistry.
We focus on comfort throughout the visit. To most people, needing a root canal is not good news. However, this treatment can actually save your tooth and prevent the need for extraction. Modern root canal therapy shouldn’t be painful. At our Gaithersburg and Kensington offices, we perform root canals quickly, often in one visit, and with minimal discomfort.
A root canal might be necessary if you have a cracked tooth or a large area of decay, and bacteria has filled the inner chambers of the tooth. During a root canal, the dentist removes the bacteria from within the tooth and replaces it with a rubber-like material. This strengthens the tooth and prevents the infection from returning. In most cases, we also recommend placing a crown over the treated tooth, to maximize strength and endurance. A tooth treated with a root canal can potentially last a lifetime.
After root canal therapy, you might feel a little sore, but the pain you experienced prior to the treatment should be greatly diminished. Your new tooth will look, feel, and function like the original – before the infection.
Dr. Woo and our team welcome new patients and look forward to helping you attain optimal oral health. Call today to reserve your appointment. At Gaithersburg Gentle Dental and Kensington Dental Center, we care about your smile!