When the nerve chamber of a tooth becomes infected, a root canal treatment is performed in order to eradicate bacteria and relieve pain associated with advanced decay. After the infection has been resolved and the tooth filled, the entire tooth is covered with a beautifully crafted dental crown that has been shaded to precisely match the natural color of your enamel. Without proper treatment, a root infection may lead to the need for extraction and tooth replacement. At Smile Fitness Dental Center, our team offers a wide range of restorative dentistry services, including root canal therapy.
The only definitive way to determine what type of treatment your tooth needs is to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors for a thorough exam. We will take X-rays in order to find any signs of deep decay and infection. Though this exam is pivotal in the diagnosis of a root canal infection, there are some more obvious signs that you can see at home between appointments. If you notice any of the following, it is imperative that you contact us as soon as possible to schedule your exam:
It is also important to remember that a root canal infection may take hold without any noticeable symptoms. This is why biannual checkups and cleanings are integral to continued oral health. When a root canal infection is detected and treated in a timely manner, more of your natural tooth structure can be preserved.
Though this commonplace procedure has garnered a negative reputation over the years, the truth is that modern technology and state of the art dental instruments allow us to complete a root canal treatment with no more discomfort than you’d expect from a routine dental filling. Our patients are always incredibly surprised by how comfortable and simple root canal therapy can be.
If you are suffering from persistent tooth pain, the time to take action is now. The team at Smile Fitness Dental Center can help you not only find real relief from your discomfort but help you prevent unnecessary extraction at the same time. Contact us today to schedule your visit with our team, and experience the difference our gentle approach and cutting edge technology can make for your oral health. Our family friendly practice is happy to welcome patients from throughout West Phoenix, Avondale, Goodyear, Tolleson and more.