Root canal treatment is one of the most common procedures in dentistry. Modern technology has made most root canals simple, routine procedures with little pain or discomfort.
At Mercado Dental Care, we perform root canal therapy to remove infections and save our patients’ teeth. Dr. Karren is an expert root canal dentist who is skilled at keeping patients comfortable throughout the procedure. A root canal is a commonly used endodontic treatment with millions of procedures performed every year.
When a tooth infection is untreated, it can spread deeper into the center of the tooth. The is center of the tooth houses nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. Since this is such a sensitive area, a deep tooth infection can be very painful.
Root canal treatment works by creating a small hole in the tooth allowing all the infected areas to be removed, including the root. Tooth roots are needed for teeth to grow and to feel sensations such as hot or cold. Once a tooth has reached maturity, there is no harm done in removing the root. In fact, doing so can prevent the spread of infection and preserve the tooth. Once the root canal treatment has been completed, Dr. Karren will seal the treated area and prepare your tooth for restoration.
At Mercado Dental Care in Scottsdale, AZ, we protect and strengthen the damaged tooth with a dental filling or porcelain crown. Both restorative solutions are made of a tooth-colored material, so it will blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.