What is Root Canal Treatment?

A tooth infection can lead to various issues for your general health and oral hygiene. When a tooth gets infected, there’s a risk the infection can spread, and even you can lose the tooth. So, when you suffer from tooth decay, tooth damage, or poorly situated fillings, it becomes essential to go for root canal treatment. These circumstances may cause oral bacteria to infect teeth by reaching the vulnerable pulp at the tooth’s center.
Here, root canal therapy is the best treatment to clean the infected pulp and restore the tooth’s health. Root canal therapy, sometimes called endodontic therapy, endodontic treatment, or root canal therapy, saves you from root canal issues.

Signs of Root Canal

When you should go to an endodontist

Several signs may indicate the need for a root canal treatment. It’s essential to note that only an expert root canal specialist can accurately diagnose and recommend the appropriate treatment. If you are facing any of such signs, it’s vital to consult with a professional root canal therapist. Common signs that may suggest the need for a root canal include:

How Modest Dentistry Treats Root Canal

Once the symptoms of an infected root canal are identified, the next step is getting treatment. Experienced dentist at Modest Dentistry provide the best endodontic treatment. Also, we recommend a root canal retreatment for re-infected teeth.

The procedure we follow for root canal treatment involves the following steps:

Why Choose Modest Dentistry

Our dental clinic in Phoenix and Scottsdale combines years of experience with modern technology to meet all of your dental needs. We provide the best root canal treatment services to our patients. From routine checkups to complex restorative care, we have you covered. We are dedicated to making your smile healthy and beautiful.

Feel free to contact us at Modest Dentistry with any questions or concerns.

Frequently Asked Question

A root canal treatment is a dental procedure used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. During the process, the damaged or infected pulp (the soft inner tissue of the tooth) is removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, and then it is filled and sealed.
If your tooth's anatomy is complex, the infection is severe, or if you have a history of difficult dental procedures, our dentist might refer you to an endodontist to ensure the best possible outcome.
Modern techniques and anesthesia have made root canal therapy much more comfortable than in the past. Most patients experience little to no pain during the procedure and only mild discomfort afterwards, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
After a root canal, the treated tooth may feel sensitive for a few days, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. our dentist may recommend a follow-up visit to check on the healing process and may suggest placing a crown on the treated tooth to protect it and restore its function.
The cost of a root canal can vary depending on factors such as the severity of the tooth's condition, the location of the tooth, and the dentist's fees. On average, root canal therapy for a front tooth can range from $300 to $1,500, while molars may cost $500 to $2,000 or more. Dental insurance often covers a portion of the cost.

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