Root Canal

man getting root canal in dentist chair

Can a Cavity Turn Into a Root Canal?

Routine dental appointments are essential to preventing cavities and other oral ailments. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends cleanings every six months to ensure your teeth and gums receive the maintenance they need to help prolong your health. While standard tooth brushing is an important hygienic practice, it does not remove bacteria completely. Plaque can form from small food and drink particles that become stuck in spaces and crevices …

Woman getting root canal in Anchorage

What Happens During a Root Canal?

A root canal is one the most of common, and most important, services our dentists offer in Anchorage. This procedure is used to address an infection and save teeth that may otherwise need to be extracted due to repeated trauma, deep decay, or a crack. You may learn that you need a root canal after seeking care for pain and swelling in the tooth or surrounding gums, bumps and discolored areas on the gums, or sensitivity to hot and cold. You may also …

How Do I Know If I Need a Root Canal?

How Do I Know If I Need a Root Canal?

Experiencing tooth pain? Wondering if you might need a root canal? Many of our patients cringe when they hear they need root canal treatment. It is a common misconception that root canals are the most painful among dental procedures. They are actually no worse than fillings! The relief you'll feel after this treatment far outweighs any discomfort during the process. How do you know if you need a root canal? Only your dentist can determine if a root …