Visit Our Root Canal Dental Practice in Chandler, AZ
It’s okay to admit it — you’ve heard root canals hurt, and you’re worried. We understand your fears. Root canals have a reputation for being painful as well as time-consuming.
But while that may have been true years ago, the modern root canal has changed. Dentists have developed ways to alleviate the pain associated with root canals and make the experience more pleasant for their patients. When you get a root canal procedure, our dentist will explain to you every step in the process to make you feel at ease.
In fact, you may be in less pain after the procedure has wrapped up. Many root canals are performed because of an infection in the root of the tooth, which can cause discomfort. The root canal will alleviate that pain.
Why Do I Need a Root Canal?
Our Chandler, AZ, office performs many root canals. We consider them routine. They become necessary when an infection occurs in the tooth’s root or when the pulp inside the tooth gets damaged by bacteria. Your face may swell, or you may develop a hole in the tooth where the infection will drain. This often occurs in a tooth with a prior cavity or that has received trauma such as a chip or break.
When the dentist finds evidence of the infection or damage, combined with pain in the tooth, you may need to get a root canal. Other indicators that you need a root canal include:
Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
Darkening of the tooth
A bubble, often described as a pimple, that pops up repeatedly on the gums
Pain when chewing or pressing down on the tooth
What to Expect During a Root Canal by Your Dentist in Chandler, AZ
Our on-site specialist can provide you with the endodontic care you need. The first step is getting X-rays to pin down the infection. If you would like it, you will receive a local anesthetic. During the root canal procedure, the dentist removes damaged nerve and tissue, drilling a hole in the tooth to access it. Next our endodontist will clean out the tooth. At the follow-up appointment, they will apply a filling compound and seal the tooth so it will not become vulnerable to future infection.
Your Comfort is Our Top Priority
At Valley Dental Care, we offer oral conscious sedation to make your root canal procedure as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We understand that dental procedures can cause feelings of anxiety and fear in some patients, and we are happy to work with you to alleviate those concerns and discuss possible solutions.