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Root Canal Therapy
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Scottsdale Root Canal Therapy

Root canals in Scottsdale & Maricopa County are common just as they are nationwide with nearly 14 million completed annually. Thanks to advancements in technology and treatments, root canal therapy is actually more simple and less complex than you might think. The end result is to get you out of pain comfortably and save your natural teeth sensibly. You can count on a talented, experienced, and board-certified Endodontist in Scottsdale like Dr. Ryan Duval.

When Do I Need a Root Canal?

There are a few signs/symptoms that mean you might need a root canal:

  • Tooth pain that requires pain medication
  • Severe pain while chewing or biting
  • Pimples on the gums
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Deep decay or darkening of the gums

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, please contact your dentist or our office directly to inquire about your options and decide if root canal therapy is right for you. If retaining your tooth with Root Canal Therapy, know that our skillful Endodontic team is here to help you right away.

How is Root Canal Therapy Performed?

Inside your tooth is a network of tissue including blood vessels and nerves called the pulp. This material was necessary as you and your teeth were growing, but became less essential in adulthood. When a tooth is damaged or decayed, bacteria can enter this pulp space and can lead to irreversible changes or infections. Root canal therapy is designed to remove the affected tissue, disinfect the canal space in an attempt to retain your natural tooth. The process is fairly straightforward.

  • The tooth is opened the way it would be for a cavity repair or through a small window in your existing tooth or crown.
  • Tiny, precision instruments gently clear away all of the pulp/tissue/infection from inside the tooth, and roots completely cleaned and thoroughly disinfected with the most advanced technology and materials. Every endodontic procedure is performed with the dental operating microscope, allowing Dr. Duval to have intense magnification and illumination of the inside of your tooth. sterilized.
  • The root canal space is filled with a naturally-occurring, biocompatible material.
  • Once endodontic treatment has been completed a permanent restoration will be placed by your dentist or Dr. Duval (depending on your specific tooth/case).

What Can I Expect After a Root Canal?

Most of our Scottsdale root canal patients experience significant relief immediately after their root canal procedure. While it is not uncommon for a patient to have discomfort after endodontic therapy most cases can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications. Don’t be afraid to ask us any questions you have! For more information, please visit our Pre/Post Care Instructions page.

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