Root Canal Dentistry in Gilbert, AZ

Dr. Troy Gombert DDS is ready for a root canal procedure in Gilbert, AZ.

A root canal is a procedure that repairs and saves a tooth that's either badly decayed or infected. The inside of the tooth contains a soft layer, called pulp, that is made of blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues. These help your tooth develop and grow. This is the part of the tooth that can become infected or decayed, causing you to need a root canal. If you suspect you're experiencing tooth decay, be on the lookout for the following:

  • A toothache
  • Swelling gums around the sore tooth
  • Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
  • White, gray, brown or black spots on your teeth

If you find yourself experiencing any of these symptoms, you might have a decaying or infected tooth. Don't fret-- Dr. Troy Gombert DDS is the expert you need. Dr. Troy Gombert has performed multiple root canals for patients in the Gilbert area.

What Happens During the Procedure?

Because Dr. Gombert is an experienced and knowledgeable dentist, he'll ensure that the process is as easy and smooth as possible. Due to the modern technology that our excellent team uses, a root canal procedure is extremely easy and uncomplicated. And because the tissue and nerve inside the tooth is dead, many patients don't have to be sedated during the procedure.

The root canal procedure includes an access hole being drilled in your tooth. The decayed or infected pulp, along with the decayed nerve tissue, will then be removed from the tooth. It will then be cleaned out using root canal files, by scrubbing and scraping the sides of the root canal. Once the tooth is cleaned, using water or sodium hypochlorite, it is sealed with a rubbery material. Our capable team will then provide a tooth crown for extra protection. This is all done to prevent further damage.

What Happens After?

If you find your tooth feeling sensitive after the procedure, don't panic-- this is fairly common. However, if you are experiencing strong discomfort, it can be subsided with over the counter pain killers. Once the crown is placed, you can continue eating typical foods. Your beautiful smile will not be affected by this. As long as you care for your teeth and your root canal, this treatment can last a lifetime.

Contact Us Today

If you suspect that you're in need of a root canal, don't wait. Call Dr. Troy Gombert DDS today for excellent and expert care of your smile.