Root Canal

Advanced General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Towson, MD

Root Canal

Root Canal services offered in Towson, MD

Advanced Dental Care of Townson provides comprehensive root canals if you’re experiencing a severe tooth infection. At the Towson, Maryland, office, Mehdi Zamani, DDS, and the team of specialists check for any signs of damage and harmful bacteria to optimize your health. Call the Towson, Maryland, office today to schedule an appointment or book online through the reservation portal.

What are root canals?

Dentists perform root canals to clean teeth that become infected with bacteria due to poor oral hygiene or damage to a tooth. During the procedure, your provider removes the inflamed pulp and thoroughly disinfects inside the tooth. This is followed by a tight seal to support the newly treated tooth and prevent new bacteria from entering.

How do I know if I need a root canal?

There are some signs and symptoms to see if a root canal is necessary:


  • Lingering tooth pain
  • Swollen gums
  • Tooth sensitivity to both hot and cold
  • Swollen jaw
  • Pain when you apply pressure to the tooth
  • Your teeth feel loose
  • Discoloration
  • The presence of pus


Root canals are one of the most common procedures performed by dentists. Experts save millions of teeth annually, so there’s no need to worry or feel shame if you need a root canal. Moreover, thanks to modern science and technology, root canals induce minimal pain and discomfort.

What are the benefits of root canals?

The primary objective of root canals is to remove the inflamed pulp from your tooth, along with harmful, disease-causing bacteria that could lead to serious complications, like tooth loss and sepsis. Getting a root canal protects you in other ways too.


Root canals protect your pearly whites and make sure your jaw remains supported with proper function. They help minimize the damage from wear and tear and also reduce pain and sensitivity when biting and chewing. Root canals can help preserve your jaw’s bone tissue too.

How long do root canals take? 

The length of your root canal procedure varies depending on the severity of the infection. Sometimes, root canals also require more than one appointment to fully treat the area. Each appointment can take anywhere from 30-60 minutes on average. Larger teeth with multiple roots can take up to 90 minutes.


The Advanced Dental Care of Towson works diligently to provide you with the most comfortable experience possible. Even if your infected tooth requires multiple appointments, the specialists help to streamline the process to minimize your time spent in the dental chair and alleviate your pain.


To learn more about root canals, call the Towson, Maryland, office to book an appointment or schedule online through the quick and convenient reservation tool.