Alleviate tooth pain with root canals in Mesa, AZ
Patients hear the word “root canal” and immediately thoughts of lengthy, painful procedures begin to drift into their mind. Any good dentist understands that most patients dread the mention of undergoing root canal therapy. Although outdated myths persist about the discomfort of this procedure, modern root canal therapy is not much different from filling a tooth; it just takes a little longer. While we make it our priority to help you maintain a healthy mouth, there are instances when root canal therapy can help save your teeth. Trauma and decay are reasons that we may recommend you undergo root canal therapy at our office in Mesa.
In the center of every tooth in your mouth is an opening, and inside that opening is the tooth pulp. This dental pulp is home to vessels nerve tissue. If the pulp becomes infected, it can cause intense pain in patients’ mouths. In these instances of infection, we may recommend root canals to remove the damaged pulp, alleviate the pain, and save the tooth. If the infection is left untreated, it can spread, causing bone loss and further tooth loss.
Root canal therapy is an outpatient procedure done with local anesthetic. Dr. Fritz will begin by numbing the area and then creating a space that leads to the dental pulp. This disease pulped is removed from the space and the area is then sterilized. The canals and space are filled and sealed, and then Dr. Fritz will protect the entire tooth with a dental crown. This serves to restore function, strength, and aesthetics of the mouth.
In the case of infection, the only alternative to root canal therapy is tooth extraction.
At New Health Dental in Mesa, AZ, we ensure that all of our patients who need to undergo root canal therapy have a gentle and comfortable experience. We want to break the myth that root canal therapy is painful. The truth is the pain patients are experiencing is actually caused by the infection, not the procedure. Root canals are an extremely effective way to preserve a diseased tooth and alleviate the patient of discomfort and pain. If you are experiencing tooth pain, don’t hesitate; call our office today to schedule an appointment. Let Dr. Fritz and his team help you find relief from your pain.