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Preserve Your Natural Teeth For Life With Root Canal Therapy

One of the key treatments we offer to save damaged or infected teeth and alleviate pain is root canal therapy. Dr. Rodriguez, performs this routine procedure with precision and a gentle hand, ensuring you are comfortable and free from any discomfort or anxiety throughout the procedure. 

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure designed to treat infection at the center of a tooth (the root canal system). It’s the ideal solution to save a tooth that might otherwise need extraction. When the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected due to injury or decay, it can lead to severe pain and swelling. A root canal treatment helps to remove this infected pulp, clean the space, and then fill and seal it.

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Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?

A candidate for a root canal is typically someone who has a tooth with an infected or damaged pulp, which is the innermost part of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. This infection or damage can result from deep decay (cavities), repeated dental procedures on the same tooth, large fillings, cracks or chips in the tooth, or trauma.

Symptoms indicating the need for a root canal may include prolonged sensitivity to temperature, severe toothache upon chewing, discoloration of the tooth, swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums, or a recurring pimple on the gums. A dental examination, often accompanied by an X-ray, is necessary to definitively determine if a root canal is required.

Benefits Of Root Canals

  • Preservation of Natural Tooth
    Root canals save the affected tooth, ensuring that its natural function remains intact. This helps in maintaining the original bite force and sensation.
  • Prevention of Misalignment
    By saving the original tooth, neighboring teeth are prevented from drifting out of position, which can help in maintaining proper dental alignment.
  • Relief from Pain and Discomfort
    The procedure effectively eliminates the pain caused by the infected or inflamed pulp, offering immediate relief to the patient.
  • Stops the Spread of Infection
    Treating the infected tooth curtails the spread of bacteria, protecting surrounding teeth and gums from potential disease.
  • Cosmetic Restoration
    Post root canal, the treated tooth can be restored with a crown, making it look just like a natural tooth and restoring its strength.
  • Enhanced Overall Well-being
    By resolving dental issues and potential infections, a root canal contributes to the overall health, well-being, and confidence of the patient.

The Root Canal Procedure

  1. Consultation: Dr. Rodriguez will first examine your tooth using X-rays to get a detailed view of the root canals and any infection. This evaluation will help in planning the treatment effectively.

  2. Local Anesthesia: To ensure you’re comfortable and pain-free during the procedure, local anesthesia is administered to numb the tooth and surrounding area.

  3. Tooth Isolation: A rubber dam is placed around the tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva.

  4. Cleaning the Canal: Dr. Rodriguez will make an opening in the crown of the tooth, remove the infected pulp, and clean the root canal system using specialized instruments.

  5. Filling the Canal: Once cleaned and shaped, the root canal space is filled with a biocompatible material to prevent future infection.

  6. Restoration: The opening in the crown is then sealed with a temporary or permanent filling. In most cases, a crown will be recommended to protect and restore the tooth to its full function.

Why Choose Dental Wise For Your Root Canal in Tucson, AZ?

  • Experienced Care: Dr. Rodriguez brings years of experience in root canal therapy to the practice. He employs the most advanced techniques to ensure that your treatment is effective and comfortable.

  • Patient Comfort: We understand that the thought of a root canal can be intimidating for many. At Dental Wise, we emphasize making the procedure as painless and stress-free as possible. Our state-of-the-art facilities in Tucson are equipped to provide a relaxing environment, and our team is always on hand to answer any questions and address your concerns. In addition to this, we also offer various sedation options to enhance your comfort. 

  • Cost-effective Solutions: Dental Wise offers competitive pricing for root canal treatments in Tucson, AZ. We believe that everyone deserves access to quality dental care, and we’re committed to providing affordable options for our patients.

  • Private Dentist in Tucson, AZ: As an unrestricted dental provider, Dr. Rodriguez prides himself in being able to provide exceptional care to his patients. We will never rush an appointment and instead prefer to take the time to understand your issues and concerns to provide a personalized, effective treatment plan. We like to get it right the first time rather than put you through a lengthy process. 
Dr. Manuel Rodriguez, Dr. Manny treating a patient during their visit at Dental Wise in Tuscon, AZ


Q1: Is a root canal procedure painful?
A: No. With modern dental techniques and local anesthesia, most patients find that a root canal is no more uncomfortable than getting a filling.

Q2: How long does the procedure take?
A: Typically, a root canal takes between 60-90 minutes, but this can vary based on the complexity of the case and the tooth involved.

Q3: Are there alternatives to a root canal?
A: The main alternative to a root canal is tooth extraction. However, we always aim to preserve the natural tooth whenever possible.

Q4: What’s the recovery time?
A: Most patients return to their usual activities the next day. You might experience some discomfort or slight swelling, but this is typically manageable with over-the-counter pain medications.

Q5: How long will the treated tooth last?
A: With proper care and protection (like getting a crown), a tooth that’s had a root canal can last a lifetime.

Q6: Are there any risks associated with a root canal?
A: As with any medical procedure, there are some risks, but they’re minimal. Dr. Rodriguez will discuss any potential risks with you before the procedure.

Q7: How can I avoid the need for a root canal in the future?
A: Regular dental check-ups, maintaining good oral hygiene, and avoiding trauma to your teeth can significantly reduce your risk of needing a root canal.

Q8: How much does a root canal in Tucson, AZ cost at Dental Wise?
A: The cost varies based on the complexity of the treatment and the tooth involved. We recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rodriguez for a detailed estimate.

Schedule Your Root Canal with Dr. Rodriguez Today!

Don’t let the fear of a procedure or the uncertainty of the outcome hold you back. Dr. Rodriguez and the Dental Wise team are here to guide you through each step, ensuring you experience the best root canal in Tucson, AZ. Preserve your smile and eliminate discomfort by scheduling an appointment with us today.


Dr. Rodriguez is an unrestricted dental provider. For any specific insurance questions feel free to give the office a call directly at 520-323-2600.

Here at Dental Wise we offer an in-house membership plan, which includes routine cleaning, xray, exam costs, as well as discounted amounts on recommended treatment.

Our team at Dental Wise try to make your financial decisions as simple as possible, we’ve partnered with multiple financing companies so that we can provide a financial option to meet your needs. 

On your first visit you will be greeted by our amazing front office. You’ll be offered a tour of the office so you can gain familiarity with the office and staff. Prior to being taken back by one of our hygienists, our knowledgeable front office staff will be able to answer any insurance/billing questions or concerns you might have.

Once in our treatment room, we will take the time to do a thorough comprehensive examination and depending on the type of cleaning you’ll need we can get you cleaned up prior to heading home. Our office believes in full transparency and that a knowledgeable and informed patient will always make the best decision for their care.

During our normal business hours, our office ensures that we have the ability to see patients on the same day for any emergencies. Our first question to patients in pain is, how fast can you get here?

Should time allow, we will be able to start treatment to get any patient out of pain or resolve any dental emergency you might be going through.

Why Patients Love the Dental Wise Experience:

Dr. Rodriguez and his assistant kept me very comfortable the entire time.
Dr. Rodriguez and his assistant kept me very comfortable the entire time.
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He was super polite, went straight to work on my tooth and got the job done quickly. I was very pleased with my experience and am thankful that he was such a great dentist.
Highly recommend, Dr. Rodriguez was amazing! He took his time, showing compassion and care.
Highly recommend, Dr. Rodriguez was amazing! He took his time, showing compassion and care.
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I brought my husband in as a walk-in emergency tooth extraction. He was taken back quickly. My husband was in so much pain and Dr. Rodriguez really took his time with him. All the staff was great and they are all kind. Thank you so very much for a great experience!

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