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Root Canals

Goodman Dental Center

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Queen Creek, AZ

For most people, the thought of getting a root canal can cause a great deal of anxiety. The experts at Goodman Dental Center in Queen Creek, Arizona, have a highly skilled team of dentists offering the highest level of care for patients. Brian Goodman, DDS, and Tanner Goodman, DMD, have the experience to put you at ease and perform your root canal to give you relief. If you’re having pain in your gums or teeth, call the practice for an appointment, or use the online booking tool.

Root Canals Q & A

What is a root canal?

A root canal involves saving your tooth that’s been infected down to the core, which is the area composed of blood vessels and nerves called the pulp. When it’s severely infected, your dentist removes all dying or dead tissue from the interior of the tooth to get rid of pain and preserve your tooth.

When you visit Goodman Dental Center, you don’t have to worry. They have many years of experience and use cutting-edge technology to ensure a successful outcome for you. They also keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.

When is it necessary to get a root canal?

When the root of your tooth becomes infected and you experience pain and inflammation, your dentist examines your tooth to determine if it’s in need of a root canal. If it goes untreated, your diseased tooth can abscess, which can cause serious infection and even life-threatening consequences.

At Goodman Dental Center, the team has a conservative approach to dentistry and performs state-of-the-art root canals to give you the best experience possible.

What are common symptoms of needing a root canal?

If you’re experiencing severe pain in a tooth, that can be the first indication that you need a root canal.

Other symptoms include:

  • Inflamed gums
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Bad breath
  • Pus around the tooth
  • Deep ache in your jaw
  • Darkening shade of your tooth

If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to call your dentist at Goodman Dental Center for an appointment. The team of experts can evaluate and treat your condition to relieve your pain.

What is a root canal procedure like?

Before your root canal procedure, your doctor at Goodman Dental Center may prescribe antibiotics to protect you from infection.

When you arrive at the office, the team makes sure you’re comfortable and relaxed by administering general anesthesia and a sedative also, if needed. 

Once your mouth is completely numb, your dentist drills a hole in the affected tooth and removes the pulp. Then they clean the entire interior of your tooth, removing debris and infection. 

To schedule an appointment to see if you need a root canal, call the friendly office at Goodman Dental Center today, or book an appointment online.