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Root Canals in Washington, DC

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers root canals as part of his top-notch general dental services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

What Is a Root Canal?

Roots canals entail the removal of the pulp of a tooth, which is a thin thread of tissue that is located in the tooth’s center. After the pulp is removed, the area is cleaned and filled. With the removal of the pulp, the tooth can be saved and will not need to be extracted.

When Is a Root Canal Procedure Advised?

When a tooth has decay that has travelled into the nerve or if a tooth has experienced trauma or fracture, root canal therapy may be necessary to help in restoring that tooth.

What Is Involved in Root Canal Therapy?

After listening to a patient’s description of their symptoms, we take x-rays and perform other tests on the tooth to confirm our diagnosis and gear our treatment toward correcting the problem. Root canal therapy involves removal of the damaged nerve from a tooth and replacing it with an inert material.

The patient is first given anesthesia to ensure their comfort during the procedure. A small opening is made in the tooth to access the nerve system (pulp). The pulp is then removed from the canal in the root, and the canal is thoroughly cleaned. Next the canal is filled with a safe, inert material. A temporary filling material is then placed to close the small access opening that was made. The patient is then instructed to make an appointment in approximately a week.

At the second appointment, the temporary filling material is removed and replaced with a harder material to help support a crown to cover the tooth. Typically a crown is needed to protect the remaining tooth structure from further damage or trauma.

How Long Does a Root Canal Last?

With continual care, a restoration such as a root canal can last a patient’s lifetime.

Why Choose Dr. Maurice Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?

Dr. Maurice Haynes stays up-to-date on the newest advances and technologies in the field of dentistry in order to provide his patients with the best care possible. He combines excellent dental services with compassion and is an active member of the American Dental Association.

How Much Does a Root Canal Cost in Greenbelt, MD?

The cost for a root canal varies. Please schedule a consultation with University Centre Dental Associates to discuss your particular case.

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of a root canal. Because every policy is different, the staff at University Centre Dental Associates will review your information and help determine the status of your root canal coverage.

We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket root canal costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our root canal patients.

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How Do I Schedule a Consultation?

Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation! The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.

Written by University Centre Dental Associates March 19, 2014