Saving a tooth from extraction is always our ultimate goal. A tooth extraction is only recommended if saving the tooth is not possible. This is why we offer root canal therapy. When a cavity worsens, the infection can spread to the pulp of the tooth. If this happens, a root canal therapy is required to remove the infection from the pulp. If root canal therapy is not performed, the tooth may need to be extracted and the pain can worsen.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
At a root canal therapy visit, your dentist will first ensure that the area that will be treated is completely numb before beginning and that you are comfortable. Once you are ready, your dentist will carefully remove all decay and infection from the tooth and the pulp of the tooth. Once all infection is gone, your dentist will seal the tooth with a filling or dental crown.
If you are in need of root canal therapy in Scottsdale, AZ, we can help. We are located inside the DC Ranch. Call today!