The field of endodontics deals with the health of the nerve inside the tooth’s root. If the dental pulp—or the soft layer in the center of your tooth—becomes infected, you may experience a great deal of pain. The best way to alleviate this pain and restore health to the affected tooth may be for Dr. Maureen Toal to perform root canal therapy. Other ways to recognize an infected root canal include a discolored tooth, swollen or tender gums, a persistent pimple on the gum near a painful tooth, or extreme sensitivity to hot or cold.
Thanks to improved technology and the availability of sedation dentistry, root canal therapy at Center For Dental Rehabilitation can be completely painless. After you are sufficiently anesthetized, our gentle dentist will create an opening in the crown, or top, of your tooth. Through this opening, she will remove the diseased pulp, thoroughly clean out the area, and fill the canal with material to seal it. After the opening is closed up with tooth-colored material, the pain associated with the infection will completely disappear. If you have any questions about getting a root canal in Phoenix, Arizona, or about any of the other services we offer, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us today. We are eager to hear from you!