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.


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.

“I developed severe tooth pain and needed an emergency root canal. Dr. Lu was patient and kind. There’s no pain, she walks you through everything, and I was able to return to work the next day. No problems since then. Thanks, Dr. Lu!”

– Dwayne, Burke, VA

In the midst of Dwayne’s busy schedule, he didn’t notice how rapidly his tooth was deteriorating. “It was like all the sudden the pain was excruciating,” he said. “My old dentist outsourced root canals and I didn’t want to have it done by anyone but my dentist, so I came to Dr. Lu.”

After discovering that he needed a root canal to remove the infection in his tooth’s root, Dr. Lu was able to complete the procedure that same day. “She was so patient and the pain was immediately gone. What a relief!”

Dwayne says his tooth has been doing great since then and he feels relieved knowing the pain won’t come back. “I’m very grateful to Dr. Lu and her staff. I couldn’t have asked for a better procedure for my root canal.”

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.