Root Canals in Burke, VA
Avoid a Tooth Extraction
Save your tooth and relieve severe tooth pain.
Extreme tooth pain and sensitivity can ruin your quality of life.
A root canal procedure eliminates bacteria from the infected tooth and prevents reinfection.
Dr. Alex McMillan’s skills and extensive training alleviate infected teeth from toothaches and sensitivity. But, the longer you postpone treatment, the more decay you risk.
Our goal is to restore your tooth’s function and maintain as much of your natural tooth as possible.
How Root Canals Help You
Dr. McMillan and the staff gave me the best dental experience. As someone who has high anxiety with dental procedures, I'm quite comfortable in their hands. Thank you, Dr. McMillan, Tiffany, and staff for helping me get my smile back. Highly recommend.
Cheryl W., 5-Star Google Review
FAQ About Root Canals
What exactly is a root canal?
A root canal is the removal of inflamed or infected tissue in your tooth. Once it’s removed, the inside of your tooth is:
- Disinfected thoroughly
- Filled and sealed
The soft tissue removed is referred to as “pulp” and helps grow the root of your tooth during its development. A fully developed tooth can function without the pulp because it’ll be nourished by other tissue surrounding it!
We know the thought of a root canal can be scary, especially if you aren’t familiar with it.
But we’re here to help.
Dr. McMillan provides extensive information during your consultation and welcomes you to voice any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure. We want to make sure you’re completely satisfied, even before the treatment process.
Do root canals hurt?
No, a root canal doesn’t hurt.
With Dr. McMillan’s expertise combined with modern dental technology, you’ll have a:
- Stress-free experience
- Effective treatment
- Quicker healing process
All to get you back on your feet to smile, talk, and eat normally again.
Am I a candidate for a root canal?
You may be a candidate for a root canal if you’ve experienced:
- Severe tooth or gum pain, especially when eating
- Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold sensations
- Deep tooth decay
- Darkened gums
- A chipped or cracked tooth
The best way to find out if a root canal is a solution for you is to schedule an appointment…Open a new window to request an appointment online… at Burke Centre Dental Arts today.
Are root canals expensive?
Most dental insurances provide coverage for endodontic treatment. However, the cost of a root canal depends on several factors. The extent of your tooth damage and the location of your tooth are primary factors in determining the cost.
For your convenience, we offer a wide range of payment options for new patients, including:
- Dental insurance
- Online payments
- Lending Club…Open a new window to the Lending Club website
- CareCredit…Open a new window to sign up for CareCredit
Keep in mind, every patient is different and requires individualized needs. Ask us how much a root canal will cost you.
How soon can I eat after a root canal?
It’s important to note that while you can resume your day after your root canal procedure, you should wait to eat until the numbness is gone!
During your procedure, the area will be numbed to ensure comfort.
That’s why it’s important not to chew anything after – you may bite your cheeks and tongue by accident. Eating soft foods for a few days after your treatment is also highly recommended.