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If you experience tooth pain, you might require a root canal. Make an appointment right away if you’re experiencing tooth pain or other problems. Anna Vaysman, DMD, and the skilled dental staff at Scottsdale Dental Bottega will assess your discomfort and get you the necessary care.

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FAQs about Root canal

What do root canals treat?

Root canals heal the pulp, which is the inside part of your tooth. It has blood vessels, tissues, and nerves that maintain the health of your tooth. Through tiny channels, it travels from the tooth’s core down into the roots.

A root canal can remove the diseased pulp and repair the root when it is harmed by decay or trauma.

How are root canals performed?

In a root canal procedure, the following happens:

  • To access the pulp, the tooth’s outer layers are removed.
  • Remove the unhealthy or decayed pulp.
  • Insert a rubber-like filling in the canal.
  • Use an adhesive cement to close the canal.

The surface of your tooth is then prepared by your dentist for a crown in order to preserve the strength and structural integrity of the tooth. The crown also assists in maintaining the whiteness.

Your tooth is fully restored once the crown is in place.

Are root canals painful?

Advanced pain control procedures are used by the highly skilled staff at Scottsdale Dental Bottega to keep you at ease during the treatment. Sedation techniques and local anesthetics aid in reducing pain perception.

You can discuss your preferred methods of pain management with your dentist before getting a root canal.

After your surgery, you can easily control your pain using over-the-counter painkillers. Scottsdale Dental Bottega is an opioid-free facility.

What should I anticipate following a root canal?

After your treatment, you can anticipate that the affected area of your mouth will remain numb for several hours. Your tooth may become extremely sensitive once your mouth “wakes up,” and this sensitivity may linger for a few days to a few weeks. The swelling brought on by an infection takes some time to subside, but it can be controlled with over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen.

The Scottsdale Dental Bottega staff continuously monitors your healing to ensure complete healing and long-lasting benefits. When your tooth is completely restored, it has a natural appearance and no longer feels sensitive when you bite down or chew.

Call the office as soon as you encounter any difficulties or persistent pain. You can rely on the Scottsdale Dental Bottega staff to respond quickly.

Keep your toothache under control. Make an appointment by calling Scottsdale Dental Bottega.

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