Root Canal Treatment

Preserving your natural teeth with root canal therapy.

Root canal therapy with Dr. Lu removes blood vessels and nerves from a tooth which may be infected and/or damaged. A root canal infection can be caused by several things including decay, injury and possibly also gum disease. Root canal treatment or therapy may be the only way to repair your tooth if it has been badly damaged by infection.

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Your teeth have a core of blood vessels and nerves at their centre. This living tissue is called the pulp and is in a space called the root canal. The number of root canals in each tooth varies depending on how far back it is in your mouth. Front teeth often have one root canal, while back teeth may have three or more.

If your tooth is injured or has deep decay, the pulp can be damaged and the blood vessels may die.

We look forward to having the opportunity to serve your dental needs. For additional questions, please refer to our Dental Health Center section of our web site, or for appointment requests or additional enquiries please call 703.764.1112 or send us an email.