Recognizing and Treating Symptoms of Root Canal Infection

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Root canal. For many dental patients, there are no two scarier words. In the past, this treatment had earned a reputation for being extremely uncomfortable and painful. And it’s likely due to this perception that so many choose to ignore symptoms before it’s too late.

Root Canal Infection Symptoms in Tucson AZ Area

This is why understanding the symptoms that make root canals necessary is so important. Understanding the root canal process can help alleviate concerns, as the procedure is not as bad as its reputation.

At Martin Taylor Dentistry, our experienced dentists can provide top-notch root canal treatment if you suspect you need a root canal.

Understanding the Symptoms of Tooth Decay

Severe tooth decay is the primary reason for needing a root canal. Tooth decay occurs when bacteria in your mouth attack your tooth enamel. This can result in cavities or holes in your teeth. These harmful bacteria can spread to the dental pulp at the tooth’s center. 

Often, patients receive treatments such as a simple filling designed to prevent a compromised tooth from experiencing further decay. However, if the infection spreads deeper into the pulp – tissue consisting of nerves, blood vessels, and other sensitive material – the situation often requires a root canal.

Debunking the Myth of Root Canal Therapy

There is a lot of misinformation about root canals, often fueled by Hollywood depictions of the procedure. At Martin Taylor Dentistry, our top priority is patient comfort, and we always strive to ensure a stress-free and relaxing experience for our patients.

The purpose of a root canal procedure is to clean out the infected inner tooth pulp, which, if left untreated, can spread the infection. We then disinfect the tooth before it is sealed and, in most cases, topped with a dental crown. The main objective of a root canal is to save and restore a severely damaged or infected tooth, thereby avoiding the need for extraction.

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Safe and Comfortable Root Canal Treatment

Although a root canal treatment may sound scary, it is not as painful as many think. Our dentists are highly experienced and skilled in the procedure and know how to make you feel relaxed and comfortable during it. We aim to ensure you leave our office feeling as little discomfort as possible.

Here are a few more reasons root canal therapy is a safe option:

  • It eliminates bacteria from the infected root canal
  • Prevents reinfection
  • Saves a natural tooth

The only other alternative to root canal treatment is tooth extraction, which involves additional costs if you plan to get a replacement, such as an implant or bridge. Not replacing a missing tooth can cause your remaining teeth to shift and possibly cause jawbone loss.

Experience Relief from Pain and Fear

At Martin Taylor Dentistry, we prioritize making our patients feel comfortable and at ease, relieving pain, and improving oral health. We understand that fear can be a major barrier preventing many from seeking dental treatment. Addressing these underlying fears is essential to create a welcoming environment where our patients feel comfortable enough to come in for regular check-ups and treatments.

So, if you’re seeking relief from a painful infection, put your mind at ease by calling our team at (520) 600-6925 to schedule your consultation with our doctors. Your peace of mind, oral health, and satisfaction are our top concerns.

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Martin Taylor Dentistry

Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. William Taylor

Martin-Taylor Dentistry is a partnership between Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. William Taylor. Highly skilled and experienced, they provide emergency, preventative, restorative, cosmetic, children’s, and implant dentistry services.

Dr. Martin is an alumnus of the University of Arizona and Baylor College of Dentistry. He established his practice in 1978. Dr. Martin has completed on 1,500 hours of continuing education in dentistry. Dr. Taylor studied at the University of Arizona and the University of Southern California. He is experienced in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. Dr Taylor has also completed many hours of continuing education.
Both are licensed and skilled in sedation dentistry, so you can be as comfortable as possible.

Together with their excellent team, Martin-Taylor Dentistry will take great care of you.

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Dr. Taylor, Dr. Martin, and their entire staff are the very best. The front desk staff, the dental assistants, and dental hygienists are excellent. I’ve been to many dentists over the years, and they are the most skilled and professional group of people that I have encountered. You can be confident you will be fully informed about what is recommended for a treatment plan and what it will cost. I’ve had the gamut of dental procedures — crowns, implants, root canals, and more routine care. It’s been made as pleasant and comfortable as possible by their skill, as well as their kindness and understanding. I wholeheartedly recommend Martin and Taylor Dentistry.

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Alice L. 4 months ago

I have been a patient of Dr. Taylor’s for most of my adult hood. I have had everything done from a filling to multiple dental implants. All of my procedures have been straightforward with zero complications and as little discomfort as possible. Even after my implants I had minimal pain! Before I saw Dr. Taylor I was terrified of dentists, but he put me at ease with his expertise. The hygienists are kind, thorough but gentle, and knowledgeable. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. The office itself is modern and impeccably clean. I highly recommend Martin Tayler dentistry and won’t trust my teeth to any other dentists.

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Rosemary B. 3 months ago

Welcome the newest member of our team at Martin Taylor Dentistry, Dr. Melvin Abraham!