Thank you for your interest in Capitol Endodontics. We are Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics and specialist members of the American Association of Endodontists. We look forward to being of service to you. Our expert team, led by board-certified endodontic specialist Dr. Prashant Verma, includes an experienced endodontic staff. We provide the highest level of specialty care in an environment of professionalism, compassion and clinical excellence. By referring you to our office, your dentist has shown their concern that you receive the finest endodontic care possible.
We hope that the information provided here answers many of your questions about endodontic treatment. If you would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact Capitol Endodontics at Capitol Endodontics Phone Number 202-822-0732.
How is an Endodontist different from a General Dentist?
All general dentists receive endodontic training in dental school. However, for more challenging cases, a general dentist may refer their patient to an endodontic specialist. Endodontists are dentists with at least two additional years of education and training in advanced root canal treatment techniques and the biologic basis of treating root canal infections. As an endodontic specialist, Dr. Verma is an expert in performing complicated dental procedures, including root canal therapy, endodontic retreatment and root canal surgery.
Root Canal Treatment
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures with well over 14 million performed every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges. For more information on root canal treatment at our endodontic office, please visit our root canal treatment page.
Root Canal Surgery
Endodontic (root canal) surgery can be used to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still manifest pain in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone may also be treated with this procedure. The most common surgery used to save damaged teeth is an apicoectomy or root-end resection. For more information on root canal surgery at our Washington DC endodontic office, please visit our root canal surgery page.