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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the best endodontist in Arcadia Phoenix?

Arcadia Endodontics of Arcadia Phoenix offers root canal therapy and diseases of the tooth pulp. We strive to help as many people as possible retain their natural teeth. Contact our office for more information.

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal therapy treats the center, or pulp, of a tooth that is inflamed, infected, or dead. The pulp is a soft substance consisting of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. Root canal is preferable to tooth extraction because it allows the natural tooth to remain.  Contact Arcadia Endodontics of Arcadia Phoenix for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Do I need to see my general dentist before visiting an endodontist?

Typically, your regular dentist will refer you to an endodontist for further treatment. However, it is possible to get a consultation with an endodontist without a referral. Contact Arcadia Endodontics of Arcadia Phoenix for more information or to schedule an appointment.

How long does it take to recover from root canal treatment?

Recovery typically lasts a few days, but in some cases may take a couple of weeks. Each situation is different. Contact Arcadia Endodontics of Arcadia Phoenix for more information or to schedule an appointment.

What is endodontic treatment?

Endodontic treatment includes performing root canal therapy and other procedures relating to tooth pulp. Contact Arcadia Endodontics of Arcadia Phoenix for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Are endodontic treatment and root canal treatment the same thing?

Root canal therapy is the most common, but not the only, procedure that endodontists perform. Contact Arcadia Endodontics of Arcadia Phoenix for more information or to schedule an appointment.

What services does an endodontist provide?

An endodontist performs root canal therapy, other endodontic surgeries and retreatments, and some traumatic dental injury treatment. Contact Arcadia Endodontics of Arcadia Phoenix for more information or to schedule an appointment.

What credentials does an endodontist have?

Becoming an endodontist requires an additional 2-3 year specialty program after graduation from an accredited dental school. Contact Arcadia Endodontics of Arcadia Phoenix for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Do children ever need root canal therapy?

It is possible for children to experience tooth decay that requires root canal therapy. This treatment is often preferable to extraction, even in primary (baby) teeth, to ensure the adult tooth has adequate room to erupt. Contact Arcadia Endodontics of Arcadia Phoenix for more information or to schedule an appointment.

What is an apicoectomy?

An apicoectomy is a minor treatment that involves removing the infected tip of a tooth root, then sealing the interior of the tooth to prevent further infection. Contact Arcadia Endodontics of Arcadia Phoenix for more information or to schedule an appointment.