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Root canal therapy is used to save or repair a tooth that has become infected, usually due to decay or trauma.
Root canals have an undeserved reputation for being painful. The truth is, when performed by a skilled dentist using modern technology, the procedure is relatively painless.
In fact, root canals actually relieve the source of pain, getting you comfortable and back to your day in just a single, quick appointment.
Ready for fast pain relief? There's nothing to be scared of! Contact our office today to make a root canal appointment.
Step 1: Assessment Exam
Before we begin work, our experienced dentist will assess your tooth for damage, infection, and other issues to determine the best course of action. He'll fully explain the treatment and answer all your questions to feel comfortable and empowered at every step.
Step 2: Clean and Disinfect
We'll prep your tooth for a root canal by first numbing the surrounding area. Our dentist will carefully remove and clean any decayed or infected material from the inside of your tooth (the nerve and pulp).
Step 3: Seal and Protect
After thoroughly cleaning the infection, we'll fill the empty space with a special resin. This resin solidifies and strengthens the tooth structure, similar to a dental filling. It also seals the tooth from further damage and reinfection. Your tooth is fully restored!
‘‘Dr. Kenneth R. Eye in Woodstock, VA is a true professional. His staff makes you feel welcomed during your visit. I had several procedures done without any pain or discomfort. I wouldn't go to any other dentist after my experiences with Dr. Eye. Thanks again.
Dr. Kenneth Eye and his son, Dr. Kenneth Eye II, have gained deep trust in the local communities of Woodstock and Harrisonburg by treating each patient like family. They come from three generations of dental excellence dating back to 1935.
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Root canals have a bad reputation for being painful, but most patients are surprised at how painless and easy the whole process is.
When a root canal is performed by a highly skilled and experienced dentist, such as Dr. Eye and Dr. Eye II, the procedure will be comfortable and quick.
We understand that dental fear and anxiety can keep patients from seeking the treatment they desperately need, especially in the case of an infected tooth. If you're concerned that the local anesthetic won't be sufficient for your needs, we offer a variety of sedation dentistry options to keep you relaxed.
Each patient's situation is unique, so the costs depend on how complex the issue is and which tooth (or teeth) are affected.
Costs should never stop you from getting the treatment you need to take care of your smile's health. We accept many dental insurance plans and offer multiple convenient payment options to fit your budget, including credit cards and financing.
One of the goals of a root canal is to save your natural tooth, which is a much more desirable outcome from both a cost and functionality perspective.
If an infected tooth is left untreated, it can degrade to the point where it cannot be saved and will require an extraction. An extracted tooth must then be replaced with an implant or bridge to restore functionality and prevent jawbone deterioration.
The costs associated with tooth replacement can be much higher than a root canal, so if your tooth is infected, root canal therapy is typically the most cost-effective solution.
Root canals are highly effective at treating infected teeth, with a 95% success rate...Opens in a new window to NIH study.... When properly restored and cared for, treated teeth can last for decades, if not a lifetime.
We proudly serve Woodstock and Harrisonburg, VA, and surrounding communities in Elkton, Woodstock, Bridgewater, Massanetta Springs, Keezletown, Pleasant Valley, Dayton, Zirkle, Massanutten, McGaheysville, New Market, Luray, Mount Jackson, Edinburg, and Weyers Cave.