Root Canal Therapy Charlottesville VA

The goal of root canal therapy is to preserve the natural tooth.  A root canal is necessary when the nerve tissue inside of a tooth is dead or has been permanently damaged due to decay, trauma, or cracks.

During root canal therapy, the tissue inside of the tooth is removed, along with any infection. Once the inside of the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned, a biocompatible material called gutta-percha is placed inside of the tooth.  After the root canal is completed, either a filling or crown is used to protect the outside of the tooth and prevent further damage such as splitting or fracture.  

At Lee Family Dentistry, we use the latest in dental technology to perform root canals. Our rotary instruments quietly and efficiently clean out the inside of the tooth, and our local anesthetic techniques ensure that your root canal experience is comfortable and pain-free.