Many patients are surprised to learn just how beneficial root canal therapy can be. It’s a widely misunderstood dental treatment that has several rumors circulating about it, like that it’s painful. At Arizona Smile Design, we make sure that this process is as pain-free as possible. Not only can it cure severe toothaches caused by infection, but it can also help preserve your natural smile.
During a root canal, Dr. Mueller will access the inner chamber of your tooth where the infection is located and remove it. To ensure that no harmful bacteria are left behind, he’ll sanitize the area and fill it with a substance called gutta percha to replace the lost structure. We’ll then take impressions of your tooth to craft a customized crown. When it arrives at our office, we’ll call you back in to secure it over your treated tooth.