Root Canals Specialist

Adarsh Gandhi, DDS -  - Dentist

Dentistry at Greenway

Adarsh Gandhi, DDS

Dentist & General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Surprise, AZ

Root canals aren't fun, but there's no need to worry. A root canal doesn’t have to be a stressful, uncomfortable experience when you visit the skilled dental team at Dentistry at Greenway. The accomplished dental group at Dentistry at Greenway does root canals on a daily basis in Surprise, Arizona. If you have any hesitations about getting a root canal, give the office a call or schedule an appointment online.

Root Canals Q & A

Do I need a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure that is meant to relieve pain and save your tooth. If your tooth becomes severely infected from inside, one of the experienced dentists at Dentistry at Greenway removes the bacteria and any dying or dead tissue. This way, they can save your tooth and help ease your pain.

What can cause a tooth infection?

From damage to the tooth or from a cavity allowed to go untreated, roots and tissue within your teeth can become infected with bacteria. If you don’t get to a dentist in time, the infected tissue can reach the pulp or root of your tooth. If the infection develops any further this can lead to many other issues, so make sure you seek help.

What does an infected tooth look and feel like?

If you don't deal with an infected tooth right away, you'll be welcoming a great deal of pain in the future. The usual symptoms of an infected tooth are:

  • Inflamed gums
  • Tooth soreness when eating and drinking
  • Intense tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Bad breath
  • Pus coming from around the tooth
  • A painful throbbing in your mouth or jaw
  • Darkening color of the tooth
  • A small pimple-like bump on your gum

How is a root canal performed?

One of the highly trained dentists at Dentistry at Greenway can usually fix your tooth within one or two visits. You may first require an X-ray to determine the extent of damage to the tooth needing the root canal.

When it's time for the procedure to begin, one of the dentists at Dentistry at Greenway will apply a needle to anesthetize the area. Every now and then, they place a small sheet of rubber, or dental dam, around the tooth to protect it and keep it clean during the procedure. Once your tooth is numb, the dentist makes a tiny cut in your tooth to reach the diseased area within the root.

Then, your dentist will clear away the unhealthy and infected pulp, then irrigate the area with water to clean it. Until you return for a permanent crown, your dentist either seals the tooth or applies a temporary filling.

If you show any signs or symptoms of a tooth infection, be sure to call Dentistry at Greenway or schedule a consultation online.