Root Canal Therapy in Glendale and Phoenix AZ
When the inner chambers of a tooth become 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, our team offers a wide range of restorative dentistry services, including root canal therapy.
How Do I Know if I Need a Root Canal Treatment?
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 as 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:
- A tooth that begins to change in color (usually a dull gray)
- A bump or pimple on the gums
- Pain when pressure is applied to the tooth
- Swelling in the gums and sensitivity to hot and/or cold
- A persistent throbbing sensation
- Bad breath that is not easily managed with mouthwash or regular tooth brushing
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 so 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.
Does Root Canal Therapy Hurt?
Though this commonplace procedure has garnered a negative reputation over the years, the truth is that the 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 their root canal therapy actually is.
Finally Enjoy a Pain-Free Smile with Root Canal Therapy
If you are suffering from persistent tooth pain, the time to take action is now. The team at Smile Fitness 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 in your oral health. Our family-friendly practice is happy to welcome patients from throughout Glendale, Peoria, West Phoenix, Tempe, Sun City, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and more.