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Tooth Aches and Pains

Tooth Aches and Pains

The term root canal makes a majority of people shudder. In fact, many people continue to put up with the pain rather undergoing a root canal to help eliminate it, which leads to the pain getting worse. Many people are under the impression that root canals cause pain and discomfort. However, this stigma that is associated with root canals is no more than an old myth. Patients who opt to avoid a root canal experience pain needlessly because the treatment actually eliminates the pain rather than causing it. Advances in dental procedures and technology have led to almost pain-free treatment … Continue reading

Benefits of Root Canals

Benefits of Root Canals

While many people recoil at the thought of undergoing a Root Canal, it can benefit their oral health in many ways. One of main benefits that a root canal treatment offers is relieving pain and discomfort. Serious dental caries result in pain that is rather excruciating. A person might not be able to go about their daily activities normally with a toothache and may have sleepless nights as well. Another benefit of undergoing a root canal is that it can save a tooth from being extracted. In fact, a root canal is suggested instead of a tooth extraction. Therefore, rather … Continue reading

Root Canal Process

Root Canal Process Phoenix

When it comes to undergoing a root canal treatment, the dentist will firstly create a tiny opening on the top surface of the tooth in order to gain access to the pulp chamber. Then, the dentist will use tiny precision instruments in order to carefully remove the infection pulp, which also contains the blood vessels and nerves that are infected. The emptied pulp chamber will be cleaned, enlarged, and disinfected in order to make sure that the bacteria have been gotten rid of. If the tooth’s infection was serious, that pulp chamber is filled with liquid antibiotics and sealed temporarily. … Continue reading

What are Root Canals?

What are Root Canals

Just like the rest of the body, teeth are also living organs. At the center of the tooth lies the pulp, which is a complicated network of nerves and blood vessels. These blood vessels are connected to the rest of the body’s blood vessels and blood supply through roots, similar to the roots of a tree. When a tooth has suffered extensive decay, bacteria from the decay can enter the pulp’s blood vessels. Once this happens, the bacteria can move throughout the body via the blood vessels, allowing the infection to spread to the whole body unless it is treated. … Continue reading

Saving Glendale area smiles with root canals

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Before the treatment for root canals was developed, a diseased or injured tooth had to be extracted. Today, dentists treat and save millions of teeth each year with this effective procedure that is designed to treat infection or inflammation of the dental pulp. Root canals are simple, straightforward, relieve pain, and enable patients to avoid extractions. Many residents in Phoenix, Glendale, and across Arizona turn to Dr. Koppikar and his team at Biltmore Dental Center to relieve their pain and save their smiles. The reason root canal treatment is necessary to save the tooth If trauma or cavities allow bacteria … Continue reading

Don’t let outdated myths prolong your pain

Women suffering from toothache

Many people associate a root canal treatment with discomfort, pain, and soreness; some even avoid treatment until the pain drives them to the dentist’s chair. The myths about the pain of a root canal are based on outdated dental techniques and technologies that most dentists no longer use. Yet, these myths endure and are still preventing patients from getting the treatment they need. Advances in dental technology have made getting a root canal as comparable as getting a tooth filled. In fact, most patients describe the procedure as “painless” after completing treatment and many of them FALL ASLEEP during the … Continue reading

Relieve the pain with a root canal treatment in Phoenix

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A root canal treatment (endodontic treatment) is necessary when the pulp in a tooth becomes infected or inflamed. The pulp contains the blood vessels and nerves that keep the tooth alive. Temperature and pain are perceived through the dental pulp. When the pulp is injured, pressure builds inside the tooth. This pressure results in chronic, sometimes unbearable pain, which will not stop until the sufferer seeks the help of a dentist. The term root canal treatment can make most people shudder at the thought. Many people continue to hurt rather than letting a dentist help them, resulting in unbearable pain. … Continue reading

Glendale patients seek root canal therapy to save their teeth

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When you are missing teeth, you have several options to restore your smile, partial dentures, bridges, and dental implants are all excellent restorative options. However, the vast majority of dentists and patients worldwide agree that saving natural teeth when possible is the preferred choice. The American Association of Endodontists conducted a survey that found that people would rather pay taxes, get the flu, or speak in public than lose a natural tooth. Root canal therapy saves millions of teeth each year that would otherwise require extraction. The need for treatment When the pulp in the center of a tooth becomes … Continue reading

Phoenix dental surgeon provides root canal treatment for infected pulp

older woman in tooth pain

You may not often think about the intricate layers and functions of your teeth beyond their appearance or function of chewing. A tooth is, in fact, a sensory organ that is comprised of several components, including: Enamel – the outer layer surrounding the entire crown of the tooth is the strongest tissue in the body Dentin – a bony, dense, and calcified tissue, which creates the majority of the tooth under the enamel Cementum – a thin layer of hard tissue that covers the root of the tooth and anchors the tooth to the jawbone with fibers Pulp – the … Continue reading

Root canal treatment in Glendale for advanced tooth decay

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The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reports that 92 percent of adults have had dental caries in their permanent teeth. While tooth decay is largely preventable, it often goes untreated until the side effects become unbearable. Dr. Sameet Koppikar wants you to know that even in this situation extraction isn’t your only option. Root canal treatment has helped hundreds of Glendale area residents keep their natural teeth despite advanced tooth decay. They trust the Biltmore Dental Center team for straight answers and good advice. What is tooth decay? Tooth decay is the destruction of tooth enamel. Oral bacteria … Continue reading

Patient Reviews

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I have had fillings, crowns and a root canal done here. Dr. Koppikar is extremely gentle and kind and always has my best interest at heart. He is constantly checking to make sure my comfort level is where it should be.

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