Root Canals Tucson AZ


Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. Root canals are probably the most notorious procedure in dentistry and the most common procedure relating to endodontics. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw.

The area around the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic to start the procedure. The dentist will then drill down into the tooth to create an opening into the canal. They will then be able to remove infected tissue and clean the canal. After the infection has been removed, the space if filled with a sealant called gutta percha. It is highly recommended that a tooth that has undergone a root canal is fitted with a crown. This will improve the appearance of the tooth, and will also make it much more likely that the root canal is successful.

"Root canal" has become a scary term for dental patients to hear, but the benefits of the procedure and advances in dental technology have made it much less "scary". Local anesthetics and proper pain medication allow the procedure to be performed with little to no pain in most cases. There may be some soreness following the procedure, but that is normal for most dental procedures. Over the counter painkillers are usually enough to relieve any pain afterwards, but your dentist may prescribe medication. The procedure will also relieve you from pain caused by the infection allowing you to enjoy all the foods you love without any pain from heat, cold, or biting too hard. If you are experiencing pain consult your dentist today.

Meet Tucson Dentist Dalin Wiliams

See What Our Patients are Saying:


The entire staff is enthusiastic and appear to enjoy what they do. I was with my previous dentist for 25 yrs, we just moved to AZ. I found this the best dental experience I have ever had.
- Al Scionti
It is so rare to walk into any type of dental office these days and immediatly feel a sense of warmth. At Dr. Williams office I felt welcome from the minute I walked in to the minute I left. Dr. Williams and his girls were very caring when it came to me and my dental fears. They were patient with me and never got irritated like I have previously encountered. I will definatly keep coming back!
- Celia
The nicest, most caring dentist I have ever been to. The staff is absolutely amazing. I highly recommend!
- A. Romero

Convenient Location


Ideal Dental of Tucson
1111 S. Sherwood Village Drive
Tucson, AZ 85710
Tel:  520-886-0466