Root Canal Therapy Dentist Services MD & Washington, D.C.

Healthy roots, healthy smile

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Relieve your pain & save your tooth

Are you experiencing dental pain or sensitivity? If you’re noticing any of these common signs, you may need a root canal:

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold beverages
  • Swollen gums around a tooth
  • Pain while chewing and eating
  • Severe tooth decay or damage

Don’t wait until the pain gets worse. Tidewater Dental offers reliable and comfortable modern root canal therapy that removes all decayed material in your tooth. Our custom dental crowns protect the tooth, keeping your mouth healthy and your natural teeth intact. Request your appointment today!

Benefits of root canal therapy

  • Saves natural teeth: by removing the damaged pulp and sealing the tooth, the procedure helps to save natural teeth and avoid extraction.
  • Relieves pain: patients often experience immediate relief from discomfort after the procedure.
  • Prevents further infection: a root canal removes all the infected or damaged pulp from the tooth.
  • Improves overall oral health: by saving the natural tooth, root canal therapy helps maintain the proper alignment of teeth and supports healthy chewing and speaking.
  • Long-lasting results: with proper care, you’ll enjoy healthy teeth and gums for years to come.
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Are you an ideal candidate for root canal therapy?

While most individuals with tooth decay or infection can benefit from root canal therapy, there are a few factors that determine if you are an ideal candidate:

  • Experiencing significant pain or discomfort in a tooth
  • Have a visible abscess or swelling around the tooth
  • A history of significant tooth decay
  • Have a tooth that has previously undergone extensive dental work
  • A cracked or chipped tooth
  • Deep cavities that have reached the pulp
  • Multiple dental procedures on the same tooth
  • A need to preserve a natural tooth rather than opting for an extraction

At Tidewater Dental, we help you evaluate your needs and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal oral health.

What to expect from Tidewater Dental root canal therapy

At your root canal therapy appointment, we’ll: 

  1. Take X-rays and conduct an oral exam to see what’s going on in your mouth
  2. Discuss your treatment options
  3. Ensure your comfort before, during, and after the treatment 
  4. Remove any decayed material from your tooth structure
  5. Fill the area with composite filling material to provide a strong foundation for your tooth
  6. Place a custom-colored and shaped crown over your tooth, ensuring it looks and feels like your natural teeth!
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Why Choose Us?


We accept most insurance plans and offer flexible financing and payment options.

FREE teeth whitening for life

All our patients, including new patients, are eligible for a teeth whitening treatment.

We treat patients of all ages

Efficient & friendly dental care that makes both adults and little ones feel good.

Same-day appointments

In pain? No need to worry. We’re here for you.

Frequently asked questions about root canal therapy

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Are root canals painful or unsafe?

While root canals can lead to some discomfort in the immediate aftermath of treatment, root canals aren’t painful and completely safe when performed correctly. If you’re experiencing pain due to a decayed tooth, you’ll actually have less pain after treatment.

How long does a root canal take?

The length of a root canal procedure can vary depending on the severity of the decay or infection, the location of the tooth, and other factors. In general, root canals can be completed in one to two appointments.

What is the recovery process like after a root canal?

After a root canal, you may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity in the treated tooth, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. You may also need to avoid eating or drinking for a short period of time and follow any additional care instructions provided by your dentist.

Does insurance cover root canals?

It depends on your specific policy. Our offices accept most dental insurance plans, and we’ll assist you in understanding your coverage and anticipated expenses. To learn more about your coverage, contact us today.

Hear from our patients

“Tidewater Dental is very nice — the staff is friendly and very professional. It has a family-like atmosphere. Highly recommended.”

— Allison O.

“Tidewater Dental is incredible! Our whole family uses them and we have recommended them to many friends and family. We have had great experiences with the front office, nurses, and the dentist.”

— Swann Family

“Tidewater Dental comfortably meets my dental needs. Cleanings and check ups are always a pleasant and safe experience. “

— Doug S.

Investing in your health goes a long way

We take care of all the details so you can focus on your health. Our offices accept most insurance plans. No insurance? Sign up for an annual Tidewater Dental Membership. Enjoy free x-rays, low-cost exams, and up to 50% off most other treatments. Membership starts at just $120/year!

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No insurance? We’ve got you.

Sign up for an annual Tidewater Dental Membership. Enjoy free x-rays, low-cost exams, and up to 50% off most other treatments. Membership starts at just $120/year!

Convenient & Efficient Appointments

We know you have a busy life, so we do all we can to ensure your experience at the dentist is simple and easy. We guarantee that your appointment will start on time and offer multiple locations and same-day appointments.

Our Locations

Tidewater Dental
Charlotte Hall

30320 Triangle Dr., Suite 4
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Get Directions

(301) 359-1717

Mon - Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental

10113 Ward Rd.
Dunkirk, MD 20754
Get Directions

(301) 327-3314

Mon - Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Washington, DC

4740 Connecticut Ave NW #102
Washington, DC 20008
Get Directions

(202) 537-0003

Mon - Thur: 7:00am -  5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Glen Burnie

1720 Crain Highway S., Suite 103
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Get Directions

(410) 761-0095

Mon - Thur: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Fri - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental

2830 Campus Way N. Suite 614
Lanham, MD 20706
Get Directions

(301) 955-9198

Mon - Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Lexington Park

2134 Great Mills Rd.
Lexington Park, MD 20653
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(301) 862-3900

Mon - Thu: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Prince Frederick

700 Prince Frederick Blvd.
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Get Directions

(410) 414-8333

Mon - Thu: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental

13350 HG Trueman Rd.
Solomons, MD 20688
Get Directions

(410) 326-4078

Mon - Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm

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