Root Canal Therapy & Tooth Extractions in Silver Spring, MD

At Palacios Chen Family Dentistry, we know the strain tooth infections can put on you and your loved ones. Our husband and wife dental team is here to offer gentle and considerate root canal therapy that gets you out of a stressful situation and back on track to good oral health.

One of the key aspects of our care is a commitment to saving your natural teeth whenever possible. When teeth can't be saved, we also provide skilled tooth extractions at our Silver Springs practice. When we extract a tooth, we create a plan to replace it and restore your oral health as quickly as possible. Whether that involves a dental implant or a traditional bridge, you'll never leave wondering what the next step is for your smile. Contact us 24/7 for emergency root canal needs and get the relief you need!


What Is Root Canal Therapy?

When teeth become damaged or decayed, it allows bacteria to enter the inner structures of your tooth. Once inside, these bacteria can cause infections that compromise the sensitive soft tissues, blood vessels, and nerves at the center of your tooth, also called the dental pulp. Root canal therapy is a highly effective treatment for addressing these issues, especially infections or trauma that causes damage to the tooth pulp.

5 Signs You Need Root Canal Therapy

Recognizing the potential need for root canal treatment is essential to protecting your oral and overall health. While only a trained dental professional can provide a definitive diagnosis, here are some common indicators:

  1. Persistent tooth pain
  2. Swollen, painful gums
  3. Increased sensitivity
  4. Darkening of tooth enamel
  5. Previous dental work issues

Our Silver Spring Root Canal Therapy Process

When you come in for a same-day or emergency root canal treatment, our dentists will work fast to get you out of pain. Once we've controlled your pain, we'll assess the situation during a detailed examination of your problem tooth to decide if root canal treatment is right for you.

The root canal therapy process starts with our dentists accessing the inner structure of your tooth and meticulously removing damaged and infected tissue. After treating the infection, we'll pack the tooth and offer dental crowns or fillings, depending on your situation.

Tooth Extraction Services in Silver Spring

When your tooth cannot be saved, our experienced team at Palacios Chen Family Dentistry provides gentle and efficient tooth extraction services. Tooth extractions are just the first step in our process for getting your oral health back on track. When we provide an extraction, you'll never leave our office without a definitive plan you're comfortable with for restoring your oral health. Two common choices for replacing your teeth are:

  • Dental Implants: These restorations are a popular choice, and for good reason. Dental implants involve placing a sturdy implant post that fuses to your jawbone. We'll place a dental restoration on top of this implant post, effectively replacing a tooth from root to crown. Dental implant-supported crowns function just like a natural tooth, allowing you to eat, smile, and speak with confidence.
  • Traditional Bridges: An excellent alternative to implants, traditional bridges involve placing a tooth-shaped restoration supported by crowns on each end. It not only restores the aesthetic of your smile but also improves the functionality of your bite while keeping teeth from shifting.

Root Canal Therapy & Tooth Extraction FAQs

Choosing a practice to provide the necessary root canal therapy or extraction services can be a big choice. That's why we're here to help you feel comfortable about our offerings. We're always happy to answer your questions and discuss any concerns you may have. Some of the frequently asked questions we receive from our patients include:

How do I contact you after hours for emergency needs?

Our dentists are available via phone call. You can leave a message, and we'll call you back with instructions. In the event of true emergencies, we'll open our practice to you after hours for treatment.

While we'll refer you to a trusted provider for your dental implants, we'll help immediately after your extractions to improve treatment success. Our team is passionate about preserving the extraction site to help strengthen your jaw for future implants. We provide bone grafts to help prepare you for what's next.

Extractions become the preferred choice in cases of severe tooth decay where the tooth's structural integrity is compromised or when a tooth is broken beyond repair.

Your Practice for Extractions & Root Canal Therapy in Silver Spring

At Palacios Chen Family Dentistry, we are committed to preserving your beautiful smile and promoting good oral health. Our seasoned team stands ready to alleviate your pain through either root canal therapy or gentle tooth extractions. We deeply value the opportunity to restore smiles and look forward to helping you or your loved ones through a difficult situation. Contact us today for help with root canal therapy or extractions and experience the relief you need.