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What is a Root Canal?

Each tooth has tissue containing nerve fibers that run through the center of the root of your tooth, which are called “root canals.” When this tissue dies as a result of a deep cavity or trauma, root canal therapy is needed. Without treatment, pain gradually worsens and the tooth can abscess and cause swelling.

root canalWhat is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is used to remove the dead tissue from the tooth. After numbing the area around the tooth, the dentist will isolate the tooth and sterilize it in order to protect it from bacteria in the mouth. The dentist then  removes the dead tissue from the canals and fills  those canals with a rubber filling material. The tooth is then built back up and prepared for a crown.

Years ago, completing a root canal would take several, long visits to the dentist. Today, root canals can often be completed in less than one hour during a single visit, thanks to recent advances in technology and new dental techniques.

At Soft Touch Dentists, we’re dedicated to providing a stress-free and relaxing environment to our dental patients. Whether you need to bring in your little one for a general check up, or need to bring in your teenager for braces, our professional staff of dental hygienists will ensure their experience is as comfortable as possible.

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With our state-of-the art facility, we’re proud to offer the latest in innovative dental solutions to patients throughout Washington, D.C.. For the best in general dentistry, family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, periodontic surgery, and more, contact our professionals today!

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If you’re a new patient, Soft Touch Dentists provides a complimentary insurance verification before your first office visit to ensure you are fully aware of your covered benefits. If you have transportation problems and live within a three mile radius of our practice, we offer complimentary Uber services to and from our office.

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