Perhaps your dentist recently told you, You need a root canal. If you feel anxious about it, we understand. Many people do. We also know you are going to do just fine.
What's a Root Canal? Every tooth in your mouth has one or more roots. It keeps your tooth in your mouth, and much like the root of a tree, your tooth's root gathers nutrients that help your tooth do it's job.
Each root is hollow and filled with nerves, blood vessels and a fleshy tissue dentists call pulp.
The pulp is where the problem starts that ends in a procedure known affectionately around here as a Root Canal. The pulp can get infected and inflamed. It hurts - at times severely. On occasion, the problem can spread beyond the tooth and make a pocket of infection you undoubtedly know as an abscess. That usually hurts even more.
Well, it's really simple. We have to go in there and clean house. We remove the infected pulp and put some amazing material in its place. Usually that takes care of it. The pain goes away. You have your dentist apply a protective crown and the tooth lasts the rest of your life. Especially if you brush and floss like your mom taught you to do.
We do many things to make an experience you may not be looking forward to, one you will look back on with positive feelings.
Meet Your Endodontist When we began our work in Tucson, AZ, in 1984 we committed ourselves to constantly improve our brand of Endodontics. We spare nothing to provide the best for you whether it be the kindness we express as people helping people, or the state-of-the-art technologies and procedures we employ. You are the reason we are here and we are here for you.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce my best friends and the best Endodontists in the business, along with their wonderful dedicated teams of assistants.
- John Hughes