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What Has Changed about Root Canals?

May 14, 2018
Posted By: Dental Care at Moon Valley
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Do you panic at the thought of getting a root canal? Are you fearful until the last moment when you're tempted to reach for the phone and cancel your appointment?

You're not alone.

Root canals are the most universally feared dental treatment, and even though many of the reasons for the procedure's negative reputation no longer apply, the myths persist. However, it's time to set the record straight once and for all. 

The primary reason many people fear root canals is because they equate it with discomfort. It's true that when you arrive for your appointment, you are probably in a great deal of pain. This is the result of trauma or infection that has reached the nerves inside your tooth. Removing the source of pain (the infected material) through a root canal procedure relieves your pain. 

State-of-the-Art Root Canals

Now that you understand that root canals are your friend, it should help you to know that state-of-the-art technology also assists in streamlining your procedure to increase your comfort and minimize the time you need to spend in the dental chair.

At Dental Care at Moon Valley, Dr. Chad Hines plans treatment using 3-D cone beam technology (CBCT) that gives him a virtual view of the structures beneath your gums, including the root canals of your teeth. This allows him to visualize the structure in 3-D to plan efficient and comfortable root canal treatment with predictable results. 

Compassionate Care from a Friendly Team

We also understand that merely explaining why you shouldn't be nervous may not be enough on its own to help you relax. That is why our team goes out of their way to support and encourage you through every step of your treatment. 

Gentle Root Canals in Phoenix

Root canals don't have to be complicated or stressful. If you suspect you need treatment, please call Dr. Hines today to arrange a consultation so we can provide you with the relief you need. 

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