Root Canal Therapy

Skilled Root Canal Treatment in Green Valley

Whether you've noticed the signs of an infected tooth or you've been referred to our practice by your general dentist, Alta Mira Dental Clinic is here for you. Our dental team, led by Dr. Ishaq Ali, has years of experience treating infected teeth, so you can rest assured that you're in good hands. We look forward to meeting you and helping improve and protect your tooth's overall health.

We've served as a dependable root canal specialist to Green Valley residents and those in its surrounding communities for years. A hallmark of our practice is that we work hard to help you feel comfortable and relaxed each time you walk through our doors. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment and get the quality root canal therapy your smile deserves!


Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?

One of the more challenging components of root canal therapy is understanding if you need it. The best way to find out whether the procedure is necessary is to visit our office. We'll conduct an extensive oral exam using X-ray technology that allows us to get an unparalleled look at your tooth. Some of the signs that you may need treatment include:

  • Intense pain when biting or chewing.
  • Swollen and pus-filled gums.
  • Jaw and facial swelling.
  • There's a bad taste in your mouth.
  • Your tooth looks dark compared to the rest of your teeth.

If our Green Valley root canal specialist determines that you need treatment, we'll break down what it entails. Root canal treatment is an endodontic procedure that removes bacteria from your tooth's pulp and decreases the chances of future infection. The process can take as little as a single visit, and our team will do our best to help you feel relaxed and comfortable. Our practice has spent years performing both simple and complex root canal therapy, and we'll do the same for you.

Our Time-Tested Root Canal Treatment Process

At Alta Mira Dental Clinic, we've spent years improving and streamlining our root canal therapy process to help make your experience stress-free. Our staff will begin by anesthetizing the area around the affected tooth and creating a small opening that serves as a pathway to the infected tissue.

From there, we'll disinfect your tooth's pulp chamber and remove any tissue that's too infected to save. Finally, our root canal specialist will fill the chamber with a specialized antibacterial material that helps prevent future occurrences of infection. Once your tooth has properly healed, you'll come back for a final visit to have a restoration, like a crown, placed over your tooth to protect and restore it.

Helping You Feel Comfortable During Your Visit

Our team understands that root canal therapy can be intimidating and overwhelming for some patients. That's why we work hard to help you feel as comfortable as possible during your visit. We'll take the time to answer your questions so that you don't feel like you're going into treatment without fully understanding what it entails.

Our team can also accommodate your requests whenever possible, including taking short breaks during the procedure to help prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. We'll treat you like family, and you can rest assured we're committed to your comfort and relaxation.

Root Canal Therapy FAQs

If you have any questions about root canal therapy, our communicative and friendly team is here for you. We'll answer all your questions and help prepare you for your visit. Some of the most frequently asked questions about our Green Valley root canal treatment include:

How can my tooth become infected?

As you eat and drink, bacteria accumulate on the surface of your teeth. It's important to note that brushing and flossing eliminate most bacteria and prevent potential complications. However, if any remaining bacteria penetrates your tooth's enamel, it can form a cavity which allows bacteria to reach your tooth's pulp and infect it. We highly recommend that you regularly brush, floss, and use mouthwash to help give your teeth the best protection possible.

Although root canal treatment has a high rate of success, it's possible for the tooth to become reinfected. If that does happen, you'll need retreatment. At Alta Mira Dental Clinic, we're proud to offer retreatments for patients of record and patients referred to us by an outside office.

Root canal therapy has an unfair reputation for being more painful than it is. With advancements in root canal technology and techniques, you can expect us to do our best to make the process as comfortable as possible. We may recommend over-the-counter pain medication depending on your pain level following the procedure.

Your Green Valley Root Canal Specialist

If you need root canal treatment in Green Valley, /*c is here for you. Our root canal specialist, Dr. Ishaq Ali pairs years of experience with extensive knowledge to help your tooth get back to its healthy and pain-free self. We can't wait to meet you and help improve your oral health. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!