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Root Canal Treatment in Prescott

A root canal procedure is meant to remove infection from the inside of the tooth’s root. Once the infection is removed, the endodontist places medication inside the root, which is then sealed with either a filling or a crown.

Our Prescott team wants to ensure you have all the information on root canals before going into the procedure. Our expert team has the skills to make sure that you will be comfortable and relaxed the entire time. Call our office to schedule a consultation with our endodontist today at (928) 641-4000.

Understanding Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is one type of endodontic treatment. During this procedure, the endodontist will make a hole in the tooth and drill down to the root, then, with a special tool, will clean out the infection. Once the infection is all cleaned out, the endodontist will put a medication where the infection was to prevent further infection. The tooth is then sealed with a filling or crown so no bacteria or food particles can get trapped and cause more issues.

How Root Canal Treatment Saves your Teeth

This procedure is a very effective way to save a tooth from being extracted. By removing the infection in the tooth’s root, cleaning the area, and sealing the tooth back up, the natural tooth is safe to stay.

What to Expect During a Root Canal Procedure

Step 1- First, the team and the endodontist will take x-rays and images of the area to make sure that he has a good visual of the tooth and the parameters of the infection.

Step 2- Then, the endodontist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area of the mouth. After this, the team will place a rubber piece over the tooth. This is called a “dental dam” Its function is to isolate the tooth and keep the area clean during the procedure.

Step 3- Next, the endodontist will use a special tool to get to the root of the tooth and start the process of cleaning out the infected area.

Step 4- Once the area is cleaned out, the area is filled with a medication that will help heal the root and prevent further infection.

Step 5- Lastly, a filling or crown is placed over the tooth to seal it all and finish the job.

Common Concerns

  1. Is a root canal procedure painful?
    Since the procedure is all done under local anesthesia, it’s unlikely that you will feel any pain during the procedure.

  2. Will my tooth look different after a root canal?
    No, after a root canal procedure, your tooth should look normal and just like your natural tooth.

Root canals have the ability to lengthen the life of your tooth, avoiding procedures like extractions. Our team at Prescott will strive to make sure that your experience getting a root canal is the best. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment with our endodontist at (928) 641-4000.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many signs that can indicate the need for a root canal, such as pain in the area where the tooth is infected, bleeding or swelling gums, and a loose or wiggly tooth.

No, a tooth infection will not go away on its own without treatment. If left untreated, the infection could spread to other parts of the jaw, head, and neck.

This would depend greatly on many things, such as where the tooth is located, what insurance provider you have, what insurance plan you have, and the amount of infected roots. Our insurance team will do our best to explain your insurance benefits, but it’s best to call your insurance provider to check what type of coverage you have specifically for root canals.

It is common to have one or two appointments for a root canal procedure. This will also depend on the severity of the case.

Yes, you are able to eat normally after a root canal procedure. However, it is common to experience some discomfort or sensitivity but this should reside within a day or two.

After a root canal procedure, your teeth can last a lifetime. However, you do need to make sure that you follow proper aftercare instructions. The endodontist should give you tips on how to care for your teeth and schedule any follow-up appointments to monitor the health of the tooth.

If left untreated or delayed treatment, the tooth can not only become more infected but also result in the loss of the tooth and possibly cause other health issues. For example, the infection could spread to other parts of the jaw, face, neck, and head.

The only other alternatives to a root canal treatment are getting the tooth extracted, a pulpotomy, or pulp capping. The endodontist will be able to go over what treatment is best for you.

We usually recommend that patients keep their natural tooth rather than getting an extraction and implant.

Give our office a call at (928) 641-4000 if you think that you are experiencing symptoms of a root canal and want to schedule a consultation with our endodontist today.


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919 12th Place Suite 7

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 641-4000


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