Services

Root Canals

Endodontic Therapy

A root canal is a very common dental procedure performed in order to help save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants and bridges.

At the center of each of your teeth is the dental pulp (tooth nerve).  Infection of the dental pulp can be very painful and is caused by a variety of factors including: trauma, deep cavities, cracks in the tooth, or repeated dental procedures.

Purpose

The nerve of a tooth functions to provide hot and cold sensation, but other than that, it is not necessary to the tooth’s overall health and function.   

If a tooth has a large cavity or is cracked, bacteria can enter the dental pulp and cause an infection.  If not treated, that infection can cause an abscess, resulting in pain, swelling, and further deterioration of the tooth.  Not only can the infected tissue injure your jawbones and surrounding teeth, it can also be detrimental to your overall health.

Symptoms

Teeth that need root canal therapy are not always painful, but common symptoms of an infected pulp include: biting pain, visible swelling, obvious damage or decay to the tooth, temperature sensitivity, lingering or spontaneous pain, discoloration of the tooth, discomfort that wakes you up in the middle of the night, or tenderness in the neighboring gums.

Treatment

Root canal treatment is completed utilizing local anesthesia where the doctor removes the diseased nerve from the tooth.  After the infected tissue is removed, the tooth is cleaned and sealed.  Next, the tooth is built up with white filling material.  A crown is typically placed over the large filling in order to protect the tooth and help prevent future breakage.

While many teeth can be saved with root canal therapy, some teeth do require extraction if the chances of success with endodontic treatment are unfavorable or if complications become evident during or after treatment. 

Patient Reviews

Our patients are our biggest fans. Here are a few highlights from our public reviews.

toni fragala
toni fragala
July 13, 2022.
The whole office is very friendly and knowledgeable. We will be making this our new dentist!
Jim Patterson
Jim Patterson
July 13, 2022.
I was very blessed with my visit to this facility. I was met by friendly staff and they had already done the insurance work that needed to be done. In the chair very friendly dental assistants and information sharing was better then any place I have been before. After the exam there was Infomation shared and suggestions made. My past experiences with dentist were pushing to get work done and I was so blessed I was given a choice as to how to proceed. Thank you
erika goethe
erika goethe
July 11, 2022.
Just love Marianne and Dr. Elizabeth!
Ana Tomchek
Ana Tomchek
July 11, 2022.
Everyone is super friendly and courteous! I loved the doctor too! She was very nice and courteous, answered all my questions and was very informative! Great place all around!
Carol Jacobson
Carol Jacobson
July 11, 2022.
Excellent maintenance care of oral health. Good communication.
SHERRIE TUCKER
SHERRIE TUCKER
July 8, 2022.
This is my regular dentist, so I already like them, a lot. But today I had a low-level emergency and they got me right in and took care of me. Super happy to call this place "My Dentist Office."
Tim Blackburn
Tim Blackburn
July 8, 2022.
Great experience, excellent care and they make you feel very comfortable. Dr. McCourt is excellent. I'm very happy I chose this dental office.
Jaysen Fails
Jaysen Fails
July 7, 2022.
I have always received the best care at Arrowhead.
Tami Lane
Tami Lane
July 7, 2022.
My dentist office is closed for the week and was referred to Arrowhead Family Dentistry. While I didn’t have any work done, they were able to get me in right away for ab exam. Dr. K was very nice and got right to the point. Appreciate Dr. K and staff for helping me out.

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Location

7777 W Deer Valley Rd #160

Peoria, AZ 85382

Hours

Monday
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday
7:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday
(by appt.) 7:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday
CLOSED
Sunday
CLOSED