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Root Canal

Root CanalRoot canals are an effective treatment for controlling infection, eliminating diseased tissues and preserving the long-term health of your smile. Our Phoenix root canal expert may recommend a root canal if your tooth has been severely damaged, if decay has reached the inner structures of the tooth or if you have an abscessed tooth.

Our expert in root canal in Phoenix will begin with a treatment plan. Dental X-rays or other images may be necessary to identify the tooth roots and other structures below the gum line. The root canal therapy will generally take two visits to complete. You may need an additional appointment to place the restoration.


Root Canal Phoenix

A local anesthetic will numb the affected tooth and surrounding tissues. If you are feeling especially nervous or anxious, our Phoenix root canal expert may recommend sedation, which can allow you to feel more comfortable. Once the area is numb, the inner chambers, or root canals, of the tooth will be accessed. This allows us to remove the diseased or infected tissues and clean the bacteria from the tooth. A medicated material will be placed once the canals have been cleaned. At the next appointment, the canals will be sealed using a special material called gutta percha, and you will be ready for a permanent filling or dental crown, which will restore and protect the treated tooth.

Root canals are rarely more uncomfortable than dental fillings. You may be more likely to experience post-procedure pain or sensitivity if the tooth was severely infected. The tooth itself will no longer be painful because it no longer has a nerve, but the surrounding tissues can remain inflamed for a day or two after the procedure. If necessary, our expert in root canal in Phoenix can prescribe antibiotics or pain killers to reduce your discomfort and promote healing.

While root canal therapy has been given a bad reputation throughout the years, it is one of the best ways to manage infected teeth and preserve overall dental health. Contact our office today to learn more about available treatment options or to schedule your appointment with our dentist in Phoenix.

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6535 West Camelback
Suite 5
Phoenix, AZ 85033

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