Root Canal Treatment

You Deserve a Stress-Free Root Canal

If you need root canal treatment, our caring dental team will do everything to ensure that you have a comfortable procedure.

Don’t Put Off Root Canal Treatment – We Can Help!

Root Canal Treatment in Scottsdale, AZ

Root canal treatment is a procedure that’s necessary to save an infected or abscessed tooth from extraction. If you are concerned about your root canal, put your worries to rest—at Serenity Smiles, your comfort is our number one priority.

Dr. Justin Waters is experienced dentists in Scottsdale, AZ who is committed to your comfort with every procedure he provide. His skill and experience, combined with powerful anesthetics, updated technology, and relaxing dental sedation, ensure your root canal will be easy and efficient.

Why You Need a Root Canal

We recommend root canal treatment to remove diseased tissue and relieve discomfort when a tooth becomes infected. Performing a root canal also keeps the tooth’s structure intact and restores its function. After we place a final crown or filling on the tooth, you can go back to enjoying the same function as you had before the tooth infection.

If you have been told you need root canal treatment, please don’t put off the procedure hoping the infection will go away on its own—it won’t. Worse yet, left untreated, an infection can severely comprise the tooth and even lead to systemic infection.

Comfortable, Stress-Free Root Canals

At Serenity Smiles, our dentists approach your dental treatment with your utmost comfort and safety in mind. We offer stress-reducing amenities like a coffee bar, blankets, pillows, ceiling-mounted TVs, and a warm towel after treatment.

If you are interested in sedation dentistry in Scottsdale, our options include nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. Our dental team will ensure that you are relaxed and comfortable and that your appointment is as painless and pleasant as possible.

Symptoms of a Root Canal Infection

Aside from an excruciating toothache, it’s good to know what the other symptoms of an infected tooth are:

  • Jaw pain or swelling
  • Inflamed or swollen gums
  • Pain that radiates to your face
  • A lump or bump on the gums
  • A dark or discolored tooth
  • Extreme, lingering sensitivity to touch and temperature
  • A foul taste or odor in your mouth

If you experience any of these symptoms, call our Scottsdale dentists right away at (480) 470-0784.

What Happens During Root Canal Treatment?

There is no reason to fear root canal treatment. Once you are settled and comfortable in the dental chair, we use potent local anesthetics to numb your tooth and provide instant relief.

We use leading-edge rotary endodontic technology to comfortably remove the infected tissue precisely and efficiently. Next, we place a filling material inside the tooth to prevent reinfection and then place a temporary filling to protect the tooth during healing.

In the day or two following root canal treatment, it’s common to experience some soreness. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen should be all you need to find relief.

We’ll schedule a return appointment with Dr. Justin Waters two weeks after your procedure. He will check for proper healing, then place a dental crown or composite filling on the tooth to protect it.

With proper care that includes diligent oral hygiene and preventive exams and cleanings every six months, a root-canaled tooth can continue to give you many years of service.

Do You Need an Emergency Root Canal in Scottsdale?

If you have a toothache or any other symptoms listed above, call our Scottsdale, AZ dental office at (480) 470-0784 to schedule an emergency appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

We want you to feel comfortable seeking dental treatment, so we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry at our Scottsdale, AZ dental office. Our options are nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV sedation.

Nitrous Oxide for Short-Term Relaxation

Also called laughing gas or inhalation sedation, nitrous oxide ensures that you have a comfortable, pain-free procedure. Nitrous oxide is a gas that has been used safely in dentistry for over 100 years. Its mild effects are safe enough for children yet powerful enough to put you in an extremely relaxed and drowsy state.

Oral Sedation for Deeper Anxiety

Oral conscious sedation is a prescription medication that provides deeper relaxation than nitrous oxide, and the effects last for hours. Our dentist prescribes a calming sedative to take an hour before your appointment, and by the time you arrive, you’ll feel very relaxed and drowsy. You will remain in this state throughout your procedure and for several hours afterward, so you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.

Safe IV Sedation for the Ultimate Relaxation

IV or intravenous sedation is also referred to as twilight sleep. This sedation method induces a semi-conscious state, but you will be alert enough to respond to your dental team. Most patients remember little if anything of what happened during their procedure.

By combining these sedation methods with strong anesthetics that numb the tooth we’re treating, we can provide a comfortable, anxiety-free experience.

Contact Us About Sedation Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ

Would you like to learn how sedation dentistry can benefit you at your next dental appointment? Please contact Serenity Smiles for more information. We are pleased to serve patients in Scottsdale and the greater Phoenix area.