Modern root canal therapy preserves badly damaged teeth … painlessly, quickly, precisely
My Dental and Implants is dedicated to advanced training and technologies that support the most precise and comfortable treatment at our office in Glendale, Arizona. Our dentist, Dr. Nima Afzalian, is equipped to preserve even severely decayed or deeply infected teeth.
Root canal treatment (or “root canal therapy”) resolves inflammation and infection at the innermost part of the tooth, its pulp tissue, or the pulp chamber. RCT eases and treats toothaches caused by deep decay and severe damage. When performed precisely by our dentists, it also helps patients avoid the need for extractions or teeth removal. There are many destructive consequences of tooth removal, including bone loss. So, it is critical that we promptly intervene with problems and do everything we can to preserve natural teeth. If extractions cannot be avoided, we recommend prompt replacement with modern options – like dental implants.
Root canal treatment is associated with being painful. The therapy itself is not painful. The toothaches that lead to the need for treatment can be very uncomfortable. Additionally, there are many modern products and techniques to make RCT as comfortable as possible. For instance, My Dental and Implants use laser dentistry. The damaged tissue inside the tooth may be removed gently, non-invasively, thoroughly, and quickly by directing a laser device toward the treatment area. The energy from the light beam goes to work, removing debris and infected tissue. Also, lasers present an effective way to sterilize the tooth. This approach to RCT minimizes the need for numbing anesthetic and side effects associated with conventional techniques. Laser root canal therapy further promotes fast healing without the risk of complications such as swelling. With our precision approach to treatment, there is typically no need to refer patients to an endodontic specialist for retreatment or surgical endodontic procedures to resolve damage to the pulp.
After the canals have been thoroughly cleaned and sterilized, they are shaped and filled to protect the treatment site. The “finishing touch” is typically a dental crown to restore the strength and structure of the damaged tooth. With proper oral care, at home and at our office, root canal-treated teeth require no further treatment. Oral conditions, such as tooth decay and gum disease, are progressive. There are many opportunities to stop or even reverse their effects. So, do not wait for concerns such as pain and swelling to arise before calling us at (623) 526-2330. Our office is located in Glendale and is privileged to serve the oral health needs of individuals and families from throughout the Sun City, Surprise, Peoria, Cave Creek, and greater Phoenix, AZ area.
Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.