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Enjoy the Benefits of Root Canal Treatment in Chester, VA

Most people don’t like to think about getting a root canal. However, this is one of the most misunderstood dental treatments. Patients who get root canal therapy at Felton Dentistry don’t feel any more discomfort than they do getting a tooth filled. In the skilled hands of Dr. Felton, root canals offer you many benefits, including:

  • Relieving your nagging toothache
  • Avoiding a tooth extraction
  • Preparing your tooth for a new crown
  • Protecting a damaged tooth from further problems

Call us today at 804-717-2099 if you think you might need a root canal procedure to save your tooth. Contact our team to get the relief you need soon.

Save Your Tooth with a Root Canal

A tooth’s root canals are located in the soft inner part of the tooth known as the pulp. When a tooth gets damaged or a cavity is left untreated, an infection can eventually reach the pulp and cause you a great deal of pain.

At this point, a root canal procedure is usually required to stop the pain and repair your tooth. In most cases, a root canal will help you avoid having to remove the tooth.

Step 1

We’ll first administer local anesthesia and make sure the area around your infected tooth is completely numb. Then your dentist will make a small hole in the top of the tooth, through which they will remove the diseased pulp.

Step 2

Next, your dentist will use HyFlex rotary files to carefully shape and repair each root canal inside the tooth. These high-tech power tools are more precise than traditional manual files. Disinfecting medicine will then be applied to sterilize the inside of the tooth.

Step 3

Dr. Felton will then seal the canals with a special, rubber-like material called gutta-percha. This will help prevent the tooth from becoming reinfected. Finally, they will close the hole in the top of the tooth with composite resin.

For a lasting restoration, we recommend capping the tooth with a crown. Materials available for the crown include all-ceramic, porcelain-over-metal, and gold. A new crown will help strengthen the tooth and provide more stability for biting and chewing.

Root canals help our patients feel better – and they can do the same for you!

What Our Patients are Saying

  • After a year of a upper denture issue(not Dr fault). Dr. Felton is making it right and not charging me for something I had no control over. That is... Read More

    Tara P Avatar Tara P
    November 9, 2022

    Tamara & Doctor Felton we’re both amazing.

    Antoinette Brown Avatar Antoinette Brown
    November 8, 2022

    I had the pleasure of having Tamara Matthews as my Hygienist! I've never felt so listened to and taken care of. I highly recommend her snd the practice!

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    September 15, 2022
  • After explaining my concerns with Dr Felton, he explained my condition and procedures how he would take care of it. I placed my trust in him and returned the following... Read More

    Rhonda Goins Avatar Rhonda Goins
    September 15, 2022

    I love this place! Which may be weird to say about a Dentist. It's a welcoming environment. I love that the staff is diverse and has no problem Educating you... Read More

    Ms. “Tae” Thompson Avatar Ms. “Tae” Thompson
    August 11, 2022

    Very welcoming atmosphere. Friendly associates and quality of care was excellent. Kept me informed every step of the way.

    Randy Zach Avatar Randy Zach
    August 11, 2022
  • Recently moved to the area and after my daughter and I went, somewhat excited to have rest of family go soon. The staff was great. First time I felt a... Read More

    Allen Price Avatar Allen Price
    August 11, 2022

    Dr. Felton and his staff do a superb job ensuring your comfort and understanding of necessary procedures. They are awesome!

    Vicki Hill Avatar Vicki Hill
    August 1, 2022

    Everyone is always super friendly and very helpful and cares about your well being. Been seeing Dr Felton for meny years. Great practice.

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    August 1, 2022
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