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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

  • 5 star review  I’m an extremely nervous patient and the staff went out of there way to help me cope. I am satisfied considering the somewhat difficult treatment needed within my requested timeline.... Read More

    thumb SUSAN JUSTICE
    November 10, 2021

    5 star review  Friendly, dependable staff. Kellsie is a wonderful hygienist who is very gentle and thorough. Wonderful experience every time I go! Highly recommend!

    thumb Tommie Clare
    October 17, 2021

    5 star review  Had an incredibly good deep cleaning with Kellsie on 14 Sep - she was painless, pleasant and very instructive of what was causing my issue and how to solve... Read More

    thumb Curt Powell
    September 17, 2021
  • 5 star review  I always had a fear about going to the dentist!! When I learned I need to have a tooth pulled , wisdom tooth at that I was nervous. I’ve never... Read More

    thumb Gods Pop tart
    September 17, 2021

    5 star review  Mrs Mary and Dr Patel did great, Mrs. Mary kept ke laughing and smiling the whole time

    thumb GM GetMoree
    May 17, 2021

    5 star review  Dr Felton and Jillian were very welcoming as a new patient. Dr Felton did a thorough examination and and really took time to talk to me and answer all of... Read More

    thumb TM H
    April 14, 2021
  • 5 star review  Dr. Felton and staff are very nice, knowledgeable, and friendly. They explain everything that is going on clearly so you can understand. They also work with you if you need... Read More

    thumb Amber James
    March 14, 2021

    5 star review  Everybody here was AMAZING!!!!
    Ms. Kellsie and Ms. Jillian were extremely knowledgeable and did an amazing job easing my concerns before Dr. Felton came in. I will be frequenting.

    thumb Awe Press
    April 14, 2021

    5 star review  Clean office and nice staff. I’ve been a patient since the early 2000’s never been disappointed.

    thumb Charnet Johnson
    January 14, 2021
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