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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

  • Great practice, very friendly people,they made you feel at home.

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    April 4, 2024

    I loved my first visit today. I have anxiety when going to the dentist and Kellsie did an amazing job with letting me know everything she was going to do... Read More

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    April 1, 2024

    Kellsie explained everything she was going to do before doing it and was very gentle yet thorough. Dr. Iqbal correctly identified the source of my pain and answered all my... Read More

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    March 25, 2024
  • Staff was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, easy on the mouth, even their billing knows theirs codes and was able to save me a good amount just there. Highly Recommend!!!

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    March 25, 2024


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    March 25, 2024

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    March 25, 2024
  • Prompt and friendly service at check in. Staff was very professional and office was very clean.

    Ricky Williams Avatar Ricky Williams
    March 8, 2024

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    March 8, 2024

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