Root Canal Treatment – Scottsdale, AZ

Let Us Help Save Your Smile

Dentist and assistant performing root canal treatment in Scottsdale

An infection that forms in the innermost layer of a tooth – the pulp – can cause significant pain. Without proper or timely care, it can result in tooth loss and even an abscess. Keeping your natural teeth in place is what we believe is best at Shea Dental of Scottsdale, which is why we provide root canal treatment. Treating the area and removing the affected pulp not only saves the tooth from extraction but also improves your overall health and well-being. Contact our dental office if you suspect you may be suffering from an infected tooth.

Why Choose Shea Dental of Scottsdale for Root Canal Treatment?

  • The Wand™ Used for More Comfortable Delivery of Anesthesia
  • Customized Dental Crowns for Post-Root Canal Placement
  • Improving Smiles & Patients’ Well-Being for 30+ Years

Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?

Woman with toothache sitting on couch at home

There’s a prevailing myth that pain is the only symptom you need to keep an eye out for. That’s not the case! Here are a few additional warning signs of a severely damaged tooth:

  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Dark discoloration on one tooth
  • A pimple-like bump on your gums
  • Persistent dental sensitivity
  • A change in your bite

Of course, our dedicated dentists in Scottsdale will also closely examine your teeth and gums at your biannual visits. They will even take a look underneath the surface with X-rays, ensuring that tooth decay and other dental problems are caught as early as possible.

The Root Canal Process 

Illustrated dental instrument cleaning inside of a tooth during root canal treatment

A root canal requires that our team take several steps to ensure successful results. Once local anesthesia is administered with the help of The Wand™, areas of your mouth will begin to feel numb. A dental dam is then put into place to separate the tooth from the rest of the mouth. After making a small opening in the top of the crown, our dentists will begin to clear out any infected areas, remove the pulp, and clean nearby canals. Using a biocompatible solution to fill the tooth and create a tight seal, impressions will be taken for the fabrication of a custom dental crown, which will be put into place.

The Benefits of Getting a Root Canal

Smiling woman sitting in dental office

All too often, patients have only heard the negatives of root canal treatment, which are almost always myths. In reality, this emergency dental service offers several benefits, including a high success rate, a pain-free procedure, and long-lasting results. One of the most noteworthy benefits, of course, is that root canal treatment can save your tooth from needing to be extracted, which benefits the look, health, and function of your smile.

If you have any questions about root canal treatment – from what to expect in the treatment chair to what you need to do to heal properly – don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.