Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a procedure that significantly relieves pain for those with an infected tooth. Undergoing this beneficial treatment restores comfort, aesthetics, and function to your smile with precision and efficiency.
Dr. Dustin Karren and our caring, friendly team at Dustin Karren Dental alleviate our patients’ discomfort caused by an infected tooth root. If you are looking for a positive experience when receiving root canal therapy in Phoenix, call us today to set up an appointment.
Detecting an Infected Tooth
Tooth pain, when persistent and severe enough, can be a major source of disruption when not treated in a timely manner. This discomfort is caused by trauma or excessive decay and may result in tooth loss.
There are several signs that indicate your tooth’s nerve may be infected. Beyond experiencing irritation, your tooth will also appear discolored, while the surrounding gum tissue may swell. Our dedicated team utilizes state-of-the-art digital imaging to precisely locate the issue so we can develop a comprehensive treatment plan for the area needing attention.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is a dental procedure designed to eliminate any infected pulp existing in the interior of the tooth. Whether caused by trauma or significant decay, if not treated early on, the infection can become severe enough to warrant extracting the tooth.
Despite having a reputation for being invasive and uncomfortable, our Phoenix practice is staffed with professionals well-trained in performing this endodontic procedure. Dr. Karren applies a meticulous touch to alleviate patient anxiety. Because of this, he makes sure to explain the procedure in detail, answering any questions or concerns before beginning the treatment process.
Root canal therapy involves accessing the tooth root by creating a small hole in the enamel and restores health to the inner portion of the tooth. Using precise instruments, Dr. Karren then clears away the infected pulp and reseals the tooth after ensuring all infected debris is removed. For severe cases, we may apply medication and seal the area with a temporary filling so we can ensure the infection is sufficiently removed before adding the permanent crown.
We have a comprehensive post-procedure care routine that supports healthy function moving forward. If your teeth and gums are more sensitive than you can manage, we’ll prescribe medication to expedite the healing process bringing back comfortable daily use soon after the process is complete.
Contact Us Today
At Dustin Karren Dental, Dr. Karren and our dedicated team of professionals provide quality and gentle care when treating our patients with root canal therapy in North Phoenix or Moon Valley. If you would like to learn more about this quality pain-relieving treatment, call our office today!