Root canals are extremely necessary when Dr. Kristopher Alpers needs to save your tooth and give the needed treatment by removing severe decay and infection from the tooth.
Our dentist and team are pleased to offer root canal treatment to repair the tooth by removing the infected nerve and inside pulp. If you have a severe toothache, tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, discoloration of the tooth, swelling in the nearby gums, or have a persistent pimple, it is likely that the tooth is infected and needs a root canal treatment. This procedure often requires multiple visits where our dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and make your treatment as comfortable as possible. Our 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 our 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, please call Alpers Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today at 480-998-3355!