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Root Canal Inwood WV

Root CanalAn Overview

Root canals are an effective treatment for advanced tooth decay. Inwood dentist Dr. Kenneth Banks will always opt to preserve a natural tooth through root canal therapy whenever possible to help retain the natural bite and jaw structure.

Root canals are a routine procedure and most patients are surprised at how little discomfort they experience. Many patients find a root canal no more uncomfortable than a standard tooth filling. The pain many patients associate with root canals is actually the infection inside the tooth. Once the root canal is performed, most patients experience relief from their pain. In most cases, a root canal is completed during a single visit to our Inwood, WV dentist office.

It's like going to a spa! I get a warm neck wrap, my hands warmed in hot wax(great for arthritis) and often times a warm cookie! Oh, the Doc's are great as well! I appreciate that if you have a problem they are always available to help me and I…Polly B.
Myself and my children, my daughter Alex and my son Chris, have been patients of Dr. Banks ever since he opened his practice. I wouldn't have it any other way. Kind, efficient, friendly but most of all have had the best medical service every time. The kids have been going…Sue M.
My experience was nothing but outstanding, with the Dr and the Dentist Assistants. Dr Banks informed me on everything that was going to be done and the Dentist Hygienist was very informed also on what procedures she was going to do. My second appointment which was within a week of…Frederick B.
We absolutely love Dr Banks and the staff - especially Karen S! Thanks for taking such great care of the kids teeth!Mariah N.

Root Canal What to Expect

Dr. Banks will administer a local anesthetic before treatment to ensure optimal comfort. Our dental care team will make sure that the patient is comfortable and well informed of the root canal process so they feel confident in their procedure. Sedation dentistry options can be made available for the patient with dental anxiety.

Dr. Banks will begin by drilling a tiny hole into the back of the affected tooth. Then, using a special scraping tool, he will remove the infected pulp from inside the tooth. Once the infected material is completely removed, the tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and filled with a biocompatible material to help stabilize the tooth and to prevent further decay.

A dental crown may be required in some cases.  Dr. Banks will custom design a dental crown to fit over your natural tooth. The dental crown helps to strengthen and protect the natural tooth.  Dental crowns are made of high quality modern dental materials that look and feel like a natural tooth and will blend seamlessly with your natural smile.

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Dr. Banks and his dental care team can help you build a beautiful and healthy smile through consistent bi-annual preventative dental checkups. We proudly serve West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland with over 30 years of quality dental experience. We accept new patients from Shepherdstown, WV, Martinsburg, WV, Charles Town, WV, Winchester, VA, Leesburg, VA, Hagerstown, MD and Jefferson County areas. If you are looking to whiten, brighten, and rejuvenate your smile, contact our Inwood, WV dentist office or schedule a consultation online.

Dr. Kenneth Banks, DDS

Why choose Smile Designs of the Shenandoah Valley?

Dr. Kenneth Banks has been improving smiles and changing lives for over 30 years. Committed to providing the best possible result for every patient, we offer a “Smile Guarantee” to ensure that you feel as good as we do about your dentistry. Dr. Banks and the team Smile Designs of the Shenandoah Valley practice patient focused dental care, with the goal of helping every patient achieve lasting oral health and a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

Located in Inwood, WV, our office serves patients from many local areas including Charles Town, Martinsburg, Shepherdstown, Leesburg and Winchester. We look forward to meeting new faces and feel that our patients are members of our extended family. We strive to be a valuable partner in your overall health and wellness.