Project Description

Treating Root Canals in Phoenix

Root canal therapy restores and saves an average of 17 million teeth each year.

Root canals are typically performed when decay is extensive or the tooth is infected. Root canals actually save the damaged tooth and are the preferred option compared to a complete extraction.

Modern-day technology is a great thing! During a routine root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. It’s actually a common procedure and less painful than most fear. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form resulting in more complex issues, possibly even hospitalization.

Root canal is used to describe the natural cavity within the center of the tooth. The pulp is the soft area within the root canal. The tooth’s nerve lies within the root canal and is accessed by drilling into the top of the tooth. The pulp along with bacteria, the decayed nerve tissue, and related debris are removed from the tooth. The interior of the tooth is then filled with a rubber compound and is placed into the tooth’s root canal. To fill the exterior access hole created at the beginning of the root canal, a filling is required to seal that hole.

The final step may involve further restoration of the tooth. Because a tooth that needs a root canal often is one that has a large filling or extensive decay or other weakness, a crown is often required to protect the tooth and prevent it from breaking.

Thankfully, a tooth’s nerve is not vital to a tooth’s health and performance. Its only function is to provide the sensation of hot or cold. The presence or absence of a nerve will not affect the day-to-day functioning of the tooth.

Contact Us

PHOENIX

  • +602.266.1776

  • 5133 N. Central Ave.
    Suite 102
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

OFFICE HOURS

Monday8:00am -3:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday7:00am – 5:00pm
Friday7:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday7:00am – 1:00pm
  • Dental on Central Tatum Point
    is now
    Scottsdale Dental Studio.
    New location is
    5425 E Bell Road #101,
    Scottsdale , AZ 85254
  • +(602) 507-6155

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MEET OUR DOCTORS

Our multidisciplinary approach to dentistry provides multiple doctors, of varying fields of expertise, to all of our patients, under one roof.

dr twine phoenix dentist
Percy Twine DMD
Dr. Percy Twine Jr. is originally from Chesapeake, Virginia. Dr. Twine attended Pennsylvania State University where he completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Food Science‚ discipline focused on all technical aspects of food. Food science incorporates concepts from many different fields including microbiology, chemical engineering, biochemistry and many others.
Upon the completion of his graduate studies at Penn State, Dr. Twine decided to pursue a career in dentistry. He attended The University of Pennsylvania for his dental training. Dr. Twine continued his specialty training in Endodontics at Louisiana State University.

Dr. Twine is currently a member of the Arizona Dental Association, and is board-eligible for the American Association of Endodontics. He also enjoys teaching and is faculty at the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. Dr. Twine and his family reside in Phoenix and love the Central Phoenix area. Most Sundays in the fall, you will find the Twine family cheering on their favorite NFL team, The Pittsburgh Steelers.

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OUR PATIENTS SAY

I feel very fortunate to have stumbled upon Dental on Central including Dr. Herro and his staff. After several not so good experiences I was somewhat discouraged with dentists. However since my first visit to Dental on Central I have felt very welcomed and have experienced nothing but professionalism and top notch dental care. I have been so impressed with Dr. Herro and his staff that I have referred many of my friends as well. In addition I actually look forward to my next visit!

Harris J.

I was a little embarrassed that I had not been to a dentist in quite a while but the staff made me feel very comfortable. Tammie, the dental hygienist, did an awesome job was very thorough and gentle. I will be going back for teeth whitening and look forward to regular visits. I also took my 6 year old daughter and they did a great job making her feel comfortable.

Jeffery F.

I’m been a patient for a couple years and won’t go anywhere else. Dr. Herro mannerism has changed the way I feel about going to the dentist. And…he’s great with kids! Kudos!

Brenda S.

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