A decayed or damaged tooth isn’t a lost cause. Find out what we can do.root canal When you break or fracture a tooth you may just assume that the tooth will have to be removed. You may just ignore it thinking that if the problem is out of sight then it’s out of mind. Whatever you do, do not ignore these issues. Especially since our Sun Tan Valley, AZ, dentists – Dr. Matthew Roper, Dr. Nathan McLaws and Dr. Matthew Scheerhorn – offer up a simple and effective way to preserve the tooth for life.
What are the benefits of root canal therapy?
A root canal is a procedure in which we go through the hard outer layers of the tooth until we reach the inside. Once inside, we remove the infected or inflamed dental pulp that is causing all those painful issues.
Most people come into our office complaining of a nagging, persistent toothache that just won’t go away. This is a classic sign of a damaged dental pulp that needs to be removed. By removing the dental pulp we can prevent the spread of infection, preserve the structure of the tooth and also eliminate your dental pain (isn’t that a relief?).
During the procedure, we will also seal up the roots of your teeth to prevent bacteria from entering and infecting the tooth again. Plus, this procedure can easily be performed right here in our office in just one visit.
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Wait, but isn’t a root canal painful?
Contrary to what you might have been told, there are certainly a lot of myths circulating about root canal treatment but they simply aren’t accurate. In fact, if you ask any of our Sun Tan Valley family dentists they will tell you that getting a root canal is no more complicated or invasive than treating a cavity. Plus, root canals are always performed under the effects of local anesthesia, so the area we treat will be completely numb before we even begin.
Do you have questions about root canal therapy? Dealing with a toothache that just won’t quit? Then call Ocotillo Trails Family Dentistry in Sun Tan Valley, AZ, right away. We are invested in your dental health.
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