WHAT CAUSES A TOOTHACHE?
When a tooth surface is damaged from wear and tear, injury or cavities, the tooth’s nerves are exposed (in the canal) which can lead to moderate-to-severe toothaches.
WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL?
A root canal is the proper name of the hollow part of the tooth’s natural root(s). The root canal procedure involves the removal of nerve tissue from the tooth root. Once a tooth has reached its mature size in no longer needs the “nerve pulp” and can therefore be safely removed. When the nerves have been removed from the tooth, your toothache should be gone for good.
BENEFITS OF QUALITY ROOT CANAL THERAPY
- PRESERVE NATURAL TOOTH | Dentists agree that it is almost always the ideal to keep your natural tooth. A properly performed root canal procedure will allow you to keep your tooth.
- NO MORE TOOTHACHE | Toothache is pain caused by infected nerve pulp. A root canal removes nerve pulp. Therefore… no more toothache.
- COMFORTABLE PROCEDURE | Our doctors are always considerate of your comfort during treatment. We will make sure the process is calm and relaxed for you.
STEPS OF THE ROOT CANAL PROCEDURE
- Our skilled doctor will first examine your tooth to identify the source of your toothache.
- If it is determined you need a root canal, proper precautions will be followed to make sure your root canal treatment will go smoothly and comfortably.
- The tooth roots will be exposed just enough to allow for nerve pulp removal.
- The nerve pulp will be gently removed using various brushes and tools.
- Once the root canals are clear a synthetic filler material will be placed in the stead of the nerve pulp.
- Your tooth will be sealed back up using either a filling or new crown (depending on the extent of the tooth damage previously.
Quality root canal treatment gets rid of toothaches permanently and preserves your natural tooth — which is almost always preferable to losing it.Call us today at one of our several locations to schedule a visit and find out if root canal treatment is right for you. We have convenient offices ready for you in Glendale and Tempe!