Root Canal Treatments in Tempe, AZ
What Is a Root Canal?
Root canals are a common dental procedure used to repair infected teeth or those that experience a traumatic blunt trauma. Gradual decay will inevitably damage the sensitive pulp deep within your tooth, making a root canal procedure necessary to save the affected tooth.
The more sensitive pulp chamber gradually breaks down as invading bacteria multiply within. Bacteria and harmful debris can create infections or an abscessed tooth, a pus-filled pocket found along the end of the tooth’s root. Additional problems can stem from an infection.
Root Canal Symptoms
Do you need a root canal? Contact Tempe Smiles if you notice the following symptoms,
- Chronic toothache, pain associated with chewing
- Increased sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Darkening of the tooth, noticeable decay
- Tenderness around gums
- Symptoms occasionally disappear altogether
Are Root Canals Painful?
Root canals have long been stigmatized as painful, but the current state of modern dentistry makes the procedure little different from filling placements. The majority of patients consider the pain associated with the infected tooth worse than the actual root canal procedure that follows.
Are you experiencing root canal anxiety? Our highly knowledgeable staff fully appreciates the anxiety that can arise. We pride ourselves on being able to dissolve any patient fears along the way and making the experience as close to painless as possible.