M: 7:30am – 2:30pm T/TH: 7:30am – 2:30pm W: 9:00am – 7:00pm F: 7:30 – 2:30pm

(703) 815-0775
14245f Centreville Sq Centreville, VA 20121

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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal therapy gives you the option of saving your natural tooth, even if your tooth has been affected by deep decay, trauma, or infection. Our modern root canal procedures are efficient and most patients experience only minimal discomfort.

A tooth consists of three main parts: enamel, or a hard protective shell, dentin, a softer middle layer, and an inner layer of soft tissue called dental pulp. The pulp is made of lymph tissue, nerve tissue and blood vessels. If the pulp is traumatized by a fracture, forceful blow or oral bacteria, the tooth starts to die. Root canal therapy is often necessary at that point to eliminate or prevent infection and tooth loss.

Certain signs and symptoms may indicate the need for root canal therapy. Patients with an infected nerve or disease tooth may experience pain, ranging from minimal to severe, irritation and swelling around the surrounding gum tissue or tooth discoloration. The signs of an infection may also be visible on a radiograph.

“I dreaded getting my root canal done, but the professionals at Centreville Dental were just amazing. They walked me through every step and made me feel comfortable. The procedure was painless and the healing time was minimal. I can’t believe that was a root canal!”

Before undergoing root canal therapy, the dentist will anesthetize the effected tooth to prevent pain during the procedure. Next, a drill is used to reach the tooth’s canals and pulp chamber. Pin-like files of nickel titanium are use to carefully cleanse the canals and the tip of the root to remove any traces of debris or infection. The tooth is then disinfected and sealed and the canal’s access hole is closed with a permanent or temporary filling. The filling prevents infection and pain from recurring.

After the root canal treatment has been completed, the dentist will discuss options for tooth restoration, if needed, which may include dental crowns.

Following root canal therapy, it is normal to experience tenderness around the gums, but pain and discomfort are rare. The tissues surrounding the tooth’s root may be inflamed, but most patients experience few negative effects following the procedure. Most are soon relieved to experience a decrease in pain and discomfort caused by the effected tooth’s infection or trauma.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and if we can be of service, please refer to our Patient Library section, or if you would like to request an appointment, please contact us by email.



Awards & Recognition

We are happy to share with you what our patients say about their experience with us.

  • – Robert R.


    5 out of 5 stars on 02/03/2017

    I cannot offer enough praise for Dr. Vakay! She is by far the best dentist I have ever had. Thank you for your exceptional dental treatment and services!

    – Ryan H.


    5 out of 5 stars on 01/03/2017

    This dental practice is absolutely wonderful. I have had multiple procedures and follow ups that have made me love my smile again!

    – Jenna T.


    5 out of 5 stars on 20/11/2018

    I had such a pleasant experience. The staff is great and they are very knowledgeable. I immediately felt welcomed. And Dr. Vakay is amazing!!!

    Centreville Dental Wellness Center

    55555 Rated: 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 60 reviews.

  • We were excited to open our doors for regular patient care.  We will continue to strive to provide a clean, safe and caring environment. You may notice a few differences when you arrive at our office, but they are part of the new protocol we have implemented.


    IMPORTANT: rather than entering our office upon arrival, please call us first (703-815-0775) to let us know you’re here. You will be asked some screening questions over the phone, and then may enter our reception area where your temperature will be taken and hand sanitizer provided. You will then be escorted to a disinfected treatment room.

    We are excited to welcome you back to our office!