By: Lisa G.
Valley Endodontic Specialty Group
Needing a root canal is not on most people's bucket list, but when it becomes necessary Dr. Tonioli is definetly the doctor to see. This is the fourth root canal I have needed in the past 17 years. This is the first one Dr. Tonioli has done for me, so I can say this without a doubt that I had an excellent experience at his office. The staff was very nice and he was extremely caring. It was difficult to figure out which one of my teeth was the culprit and Dr. Tonioli was thorough & would not schedule the root canal until he was 100% sure he had the right tooth, and thankfully so because it was not one of the two teeth he & I were initially suspecting. He was gentle and continued to check in with me that I was comfortable during the procedure and he also has a pleasant & funny personality. I would 100% recommend Dr. Tonioli if you are in need of an Endodontist.
By: erickjames2012
Kids Dental Place (Phoenix Office)
My son has always been comfortable at Dentist but he was treated very good here and he didn't even cry. The experience was great.
By: jerryjenkins
Kids Dental Place (Phoenix Office)
We give 5 stars.The staff is fabulous! We love Dr. Heil. She is so patient and kind.
Tips & Advices
  • If a tooth decays and the nerves or pulp (soft internal tissue which helps teeth develop) become inflamed or infected
  • If a tooth is cracked or broken and nerves are exposed
This generally depends on any specific issues you wish to address with your teeth. There are toothpastes designed to whiten teeth, fight cavities, decrease sensitivity, prevent bad breath, resist gingivitis, and those specific to children (with lower fluoride content). There are also toothpastes that offer “complete” protection by combining aspects of many of the above toothpastes.
It’s recommended to get a professional cleaning at least two times per year.
  • Desensitizing toothpaste numbs the nerves in the teeth that can cause discomfort.
  • Mouth guard can protect against grinding teeth during sleep.
  • Fluoride treatment can be applied by dentists to sensitive areas to numb teeth and strengthen enamel.
  • Root canal can treat problems in a tooth’s core.
  • Surgical gum graft where a piece of gum tissue is removed from a section of the mouth to cover an exposed root.
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but there are certain signs that can help you and your doctor determine if yours should be:
  • Wisdom teeth are pushing other teeth around, causing pain and misalignment
  • Cysts form around newly emerged wisdom teeth, causing jaw damage
  • Gums get inflamed and swollen, causing cavities and pain
  • Doctor determine from x-rays that wisdom teeth will cause problems in the near future

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