At our state-of-the-art facility in Mesa, AZ, we are committed to providing top-quality dental care to our patients. We understand that root canals can be daunting for many, and our team is here to guide you through the process with care and expertise. Root canals can offer many benefits, from relieving pain to preventing tooth loss. Dr. Julee Weidner and our staff provide high-quality root canals in Mesa, AZ.
What is a Root Canal?
Typically, we perform root canal treatments over a few visits. It’s a procedure that treats the inside of a tooth when the pulp becomes infected or damaged. During the process, we’ll numb the area around the tooth and create a small opening in the top of the tooth to access the infected pulp inside. We’ll remove the pulp and clean the infected area before filling the tooth.
Sometimes, we may place a temporary filling to protect the tooth before placing a permanent crown or filling. Overall, root canal treatments are highly effective at saving damaged teeth and can help prevent the need for more extensive and costly dental treatments.
When do I Need a Root Canal?
If you’re exhibiting one or more of the following symptoms, it might be time for a root canal treatment:
- Sensitivity to Temperature: You may feel a sharp pain or discomfort when eating or drinking hot or cold foods and drinks.
- Swollen Gums: The gums surrounding the affected tooth may become red, tender, and swollen.
- Painful Chewing: Chewing food can become painful due to the pressure applied to the affected tooth.
- Bad Taste: An unpleasant taste or odor in the mouth can indicate an infected root canal.
- Discoloration: The tooth may turn darker or grayish due to the infection.
- Mystery Pus: A discharge of pus around the affected tooth or gums is a clear sign of an infection.
- Pain or Sensitivity: The tooth may be tender and painful to the touch.
- Headache: A persistent headache can indicate an infected root canal.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with us immediately. Ignoring the problem doesn’t fix anything and only leads to more severe complications in the future.
Benefits of a Root Canal:
Root canals offer various benefits and advantages, such as:
- Pain Relief: Root canals can provide immediate relief from the excruciating pain caused by an infected root canal.
- Saving the Tooth: By removing the infected tissue, a root canal can save your natural tooth from extraction. This process maintains the cosmetic shine of your smile and preserves your natural bite.
- Restoring Oral Health: Infected root canals can cause severe oral health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and bone loss. Treating the infected root canal can help restore oral health and prevent further complications.
- Improve Overall Health: Infected root canals can lead to systemic health problems like heart disease and diabetes. A root canal can improve overall health and well-being by removing the source of infection.
- Efficient and Cost-Effective: A root canal is relatively quick and cost-effective compared to other tooth replacement options such as implants or bridges.
- Aesthetically Pleasing: After a root canal, a dental crown is typically placed over the treated tooth, which protects the tooth and improves its appearance.
- Long-Lasting Results: With proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, a root canal can provide long-lasting results and prevent future dental problems.
Root Canals in Mesa, AZ
At Dental Care of Mesa, we understand that the idea of a root canal can be daunting. However, we assure you that our team will make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. We use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to ensure your root canal is as safe, effective, and comfortable as possible.
Ready for a brighter, less painful smile? Schedule an appointment with us today.