root canal abscessRoot Canal Dentistry in Chandler, Arizona

Inside your teeth is a soft layer called pulp that contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue that help your teeth develop and grow. If damage or decay in the pulp remains untreated, you might need a more serious procedure than fillings or a simple cleaning. Dr. Troy Gombert at Parkside Dental Health performs root canals for patients across Gilbert and Chandler, Arizona.

Tooth damage and decay can come from different sources such as bad crowns, deep decay, repeated dental work, cracks, chips and trauma. If the problem persists and your tooth's pulp remains unhealthy, this infection can spill out into the bone, becoming a condition referred to as a tooth abscess.

The Root Canal Procedure

Before the root canal begins, Dr. Gombert will be happy to explain why you need a root canal and what to expect during and after treatment. With his experience, Dr. Gombert makes the root canal process easy and relatively pain-free. With today's technology, root canal treatments are not difficult or complicated. Actually, the tissue inside the tooth is completely dead, so the patient doesn't even need sedation during the procedure.

Dr. Gombert will explain how to know whether you need a root canal and what to expect during and after the treatment. An experienced dentist like Dr. Gombert can make the root canal process easy and relatively pain-free. With today's technology, root canal treatments are not difficult or complicated. Actually, the tissue inside the tooth is completely dead, so the patient doesn't even need novocaine during the procedure.

Root canals are a fairly simple procedure. Dr. Gombert removes the infected pulp inside your tooth, then cleans and seals it with a rubbery material to prevent further damage. Once finished with your root canal, our staff provides a tooth crown for extra protection.

What to Expect After your Root Canal

It is natural for your tooth to feel sensitive in the days following your root canal, especially if there was an infection. However, this discomfort can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen or aspirin. After the crown is fixed in place, you can continue eating the foods you love and maintain a natural smile. With the proper care for your root canal, the treatment can last as long as your existing natural teeth.

Parkside Dental Health will make sure your root canal is comfortable as well as thorough. Call our Chandler office today at (408) 899-4308 to schedule your consultation. We serve the Phoenix area including Gilbert and Chandler Monday through Thursday.