Effective Solutions for Infected Teeth
Root canal therapy, also known simply as a root canal, is a relatively common and simple procedure that, despite its reputation, often causes little or no discomfort. This special dental procedure can sometimes be performed to save the tooth from extraction when a tooth becomes damaged or infected as a result of:
- Tooth decay or injury
- Cracks or chips in the teeth
- Repeated dental work on the same tooth
What Is a Root Canal?
A tooth’s nerves are housed in the root canal system, and the pulp area, which is found at the center of the tooth, is made up of living tissue and cells. In these cases, if the diseased areas aren’t completely removed, bacteria and debris will further infect the tooth, potentially causing an abscess and requiring the tooth’s removal altogether.
During a root canal, our professional dental team follows these steps:
- Remove the tooth pulp along with any contaminants.
- Clean out and disinfect the entire space.
- Seal the tooth to protect from further infection.
Complete Root Canal Therapy
After the area has healed from this procedure, impressions are taken and a dental crown is usually placed over the tooth, which will prevent it from breaking in the future. This step is important because without its nerves, the tooth will become brittle. If any additional work is necessary, such as dental bridges, dental implants, inlays and onlays, or dentures and partials, your dentist will discuss this with you directly.
Why Choose Biltmore Commons?
Our root canal dentist team treats all of our patients with respect, professionalism, and compassion. These core values guide us every day in all interactions with our patients. We strive to:
- Treat each individual as a unique and valuable human being.
- Put the patient’s needs above our own.
- Treat our patients like we would treat our own family.
- Show kindness, respect, and empathy.
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As a patient of Biltmore Commons, you will experience a professional, friendly atmosphere, along with gentle, compassionate dental care. When you experience an unexpected tooth emergency, call our office immediately. We provide emergency services for all residents in the Phoenix and surrounding areas.Request Appointment
First-Class Root Canal Services
Request an appointment for our effective root canal procedures by contacting our office at (602) 249-2227. Serving the Phoenix area, we provide family-friendly cleanings and exams, thorough cosmetic dentistry, and periodontal treatment. If you live in Uptown, Midtown, Downtown, Arcadia, Moon Valley, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Scottsdale, or their neighboring areas, we will be happy to welcome you to our dental clinic.