Root Canal Treatment in

Root canal treatment is a tooth-saving procedure that can help alleviate your pain and improve your dental health. For root canal treatment in Greenbelt, call our office today to schedule an appointment.

Root Canal Treatment

At Greenbelt Dental Associates, we do everything we can to save your teeth. If you’re suffering from painful infection or decay, you don’t necessarily have to lose your tooth. Our knowledgeable and compassionate dental team can perform a root canal treatment to treat your pain and restore your tooth.

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Inside each of your teeth is dental pulp, a soft area in the center of every tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels. If a tooth is damaged bacteria can reach the pul, and it can quickly become infected and cause a painful abscess. Left untreated, you may eventually lose the tooth. During a root canal treatment, this pulp is removed and replaced.

How Does Root Canal Treatment Work?

Despite common belief, a root canal treatment is relatively pain-free. If pain is felt, the root cause is usually the infection in the tooth. The purpose of the root canal treatment is to eliminate that pain. At Greenbelt Dental Associates, we take extra care to make sure you are comfortable and as pain-free as possible during a root canal treatment and all dental procedures. With 20 years of experience, we know how to comfort even the most anxious patients and make the entire process as simple as possible.

We can usually perform root canal treatment in one to two appointments.

Once our dentist has completed an exam, we will take X-rays to assess the signs of infection in your tooth roots, jaw bone and surrounding tissues. We will then numb the area with a local anesthetic. Our office can also provide laughing gas to help make your procedure as comfortable as we can. Then we will remove the infected pulp from inside your tooth and thoroughly clean it to flush out the infection. Finally, we will seal the tooth with a crown to restore its look, function and strength.

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Review from Peter


I find all the employees at Greenbelt Dental Associates to be wonderfully warm, friendly and knowledgeable. Lydia is a wonderful at keeping track of appointments and billings. Alice is the most outstanding dental hygienist I have ever seen! She does extremely detailed, caring and painless work and makes my teeth feel like new. Dr. Galvan and Sandra have done superb, thorough work on my teeth and kept them in wonderful condition! I feel very blessed to have the employees at Greenbelt Dental Associates taking care of my dental needs.
Review from Sarah


My experience at Greenbelt Dental Associates is the absolute best. I have been going there for over 20 years, first with Dr. Allen (now retired), and now with Dr. Emma Galvan and Dr. Karl Meek. You will not be disappointed. They both are experienced dentists who know their business, and they insist on only the best standards in the office. I referred a friend recently who had some major dental issues, and my friend is very pleased with the services she is getting in this office. In addition, all the staff members are incredible. Lydia is the first person you will meet, and she handles scheduling and accounts with a smile and flexibility. Sandra is a dental assistant who will treat you kindly and with professionalism. Alice is the dental hygienist who has cleaned my teeth well for all these years.
Review from Cisco


Greenbelt Dentist is the best and friendliest place to go! I've been going for 15 years now, and me and my family love the place and the staff, they're like family! Highly blessed and recommended!
Review from Donald


I have been going to Greenbelt Dental Associates for a year now and never had a problem. They are fast and painless even with 2 crowns put in.
Review from Nick


I have been with Greenbelt Dentist for like 20 years and I love their service to take care of my teeth.
Review from Dennis


I am very happy with Greenbelt Dental Associates. I am an especially hard dental challenge and I find they have responded exceptionally well. I highly recommend this group.
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If you are seeking high-quality dental care from an experienced dentist in Greenbelt, call the friendly team at Greenbelt Dental Associates.

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