What is a root canal?

When a tooth is beyond the repair of a filling or other restorative procedure and the nerve tissue is compromised, a root canal is advisable. Root canals are helpful because they can cure the infection and save the tooth. Dr. Lucy Gilbart & Roli Malla Joshi will remove the infected pulp tissue, fill the cavity with an inert material, and seal the opening. Since the nerves and blood supply will be removed, it is best that the tooth be fitted with a crown after a root canal. Fitting the tooth with a crown increases the prognosis of the tooth by six times.

Your Comfort during Root Canal Therapy

For many patients, root canal therapy is one of the most feared procedures in all of dentistry. However, at Alluring Smiles, Dr. Lucy Gilbart & Roli Malla Joshi makes it her number one priority to ensure your comfort while you are undergoing your root canal in Gaithersburg, Maryland. There is absolutely nothing to fear. Our dentist is experienced in keeping pain levels minimal or even nonexistent and in ensuring your health and safety throughout the root canal procedure and afterward. If you have questions about this common procedure, please contact us at 301-637-6155 any time. Answering your questions and making you feel comfortable are top priorities at our family practice.