Gilbert area dentist describes root canals
Root canal therapy may be necessary for many Gilbert patients depending on their dental situation. When patients are experiencing sensitivity and severe toothaches, they may be dealing with an infection, abscess, or decay that is affecting the inner portion of the tooth called the dental pulp. The dental pulp is a mass of tissues within the tooth that contains the blood supply and nerves. When infected, it can result in extreme sensitivity, which needs to be addressed for the patient’s sake. Dr. Edward Fritz of New Health Dental in the Gilbert area is excited to offer root canal therapy for his patients to bring their smile back to health—and relieve them of discomfort.
Dr. Edward Fritz not only offers root canal therapy (sometimes referred to as endodontic therapy), but can provide patients with painless treatment. His practice uses a variety of anesthetics and sedative methods, which can reduce or even eliminate the dental fear of many patients. Many patients have local anesthetics injected to numb the area and oral conscious sedation before their appointment for the ultimate in relaxation. Dr. Edward Fritz and his team can help make root canal therapy a breeze for even the most anxious of patients.
Painless root canal therapy is done to ensure patients are comfortable before, during, and after their procedure. This endodontic treatment requires the dentist to drill into the tooth to reach the dental pulp, during which it is removed from the tooth and the inner area is disinfected to remove any bacteria that may linger in the canals. Then, gutta percha, a rubber-like substance, fills in the tooth and it is sealed off with composite bonding. In some situations, patients may also have a dental crown fabricated to bond over the tooth to provide it with extra protection from breakage and further damage after the tooth has been weakened by the procedure.
The team of New Health Dental in the Gilbert, Mesa, and Phoenix areas is here to assist new and existing patients who are ready to start on the journey to better dental health. Contact Dr. Edward Fritz today to schedule a consultation visit and examination.