Root canals are extremely necessary when Dr. Ronald C. Russo needs to save your tooth and give you the needed treatment of removing the severe decay or infection from the tooth.
We offer root canal treatment, which helps repair the tooth by removing the infected nerve and inside pulp. If you have a severe toothache, you are sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, you have discoloring of the tooth, you are swollen in the nearby gums, and you notice a persistent pimple, it is likely that the tooth is infected and needs root canal treatment. The procedure often requires multiple visits, in which your dentist uses a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and make the treatment as comfortable as possible. Your dentist will then drill a hole into the tooth and remove the pulp, bacteria, decayed nerve tissue, and other debris. Once the infection is removed and the tooth is cleaned, your tooth will be sealed. It will first be filled with sealer paste and rubber compounds, and then your dentist will seal the hole with a filling. In some cases, a restoration like a crown may also be needed.
You might feel a little sore after the process is finished, but over-the-counter medication should dull the pain. For more details on getting a root canal in Scottsdale, Arizona, call our office today!