Root Canal Phoenix AZ
Dr. Kethcart Uses Root Canals to Save TeethGoing day in and day out in constant pain is never an easy thing to live with, tooth pain especially. Root canals need to be performed when there is a tooth that has been severely infected, and Dr. Stephanie Kethcart must address the issue before the bacteria reaches the nerves. If you have a persistent toothache, it may be a sign of a larger problem. A tooth infection can happen when bacteria that normally exist peacefully in the mouth work their way into the root of a tooth and begin to decay the inner layers of dentin. This bacterial invasion causes an immense amount of pain for our patients, and it is our job to stop the pain as soon as possible. At the Phoenix office of Stephanie K Dentistry, Dr. Kethcart will thoroughly evaluate your tooth to check that a root canal is needed, and only use it as a last resort.
During a root canal, Dr. Kethcart will go into the tooth to clear out decayed layers of the inner tooth, flush out bacteria, and apply an antibiotic. To prevent germs from reentering the tooth, we will fill the area with a tooth-colored material and cap the area off with a dental crown. Aside from blocking bacteria, the crown also prevents any more damage structurally to your tooth. It is important to immediately contact Stephanie K Dentistry if you believe that you have a tooth infection to save your existing tooth structure with a root canal.
One of the biggest benefits of root canal therapy is the fact that you are free of pain. Many people do not realize just how excruciating oral pain can be. The entire Stephanie K Dentistry team wants to work in tandem to make sure that we not only free you of your pain, but make sure your smile is healthier and more beautiful than it was when you walked in. We are here to serve you, no matter what you need!