Root Canal Treatment
in Beverly Hills, MI
If you are experiencing severe toothache, you may have an infection of the pulp at the center of your tooth. A pulp infection is a serious condition that, if left untreated, could cause you to develop a painful abscess or lose your tooth completely.
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Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is pleased to provide complete dental care to patients. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 248-626-0772 or complete our online consultation form.
What causes a dental pulp infection?
Dental pulp can become infected if bacteria is able to penetrate the surface of a tooth. A tooth’s structure may become compromised through significant decay or a traumatic injury, exposing the pulp and increasing the risk of infection.
What to expect when having root canal treatment?
If you have a dental pulp infection, your dentist will need to remove the tissue to save the tooth. First, they will conduct a thorough examination of the infection site. They will also take an x-ray to assess the extent of the damage to the tooth and the surrounding tissue and view the shape and size of the root canals.
Then, under a local anesthetic, your dentist will use a tiny file to remove the dental pulp from the root canals, clearing away the infection.
They will then fill the canals with a sealant material before fitting a crown to protect the tooth from further infection or damage. In some cases, your dentist may seal the tooth and fit a crown at a second appointment to ensure the infection is completely gone.
A common misconception among dental patients is that a root canal treatment is painful and unpleasant, but most root canal patients tell us that the process is no more uncomfortable than a regular cavity filling.
Attending regular dental check-ups and keeping up a good oral hygiene routine can help to prevent dental pulp infections from occurring. However, if you are experiencing toothache, please contact Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS at (248) 600-4521 or use the convenient online form to schedule an appointment.
Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentists
Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
2nd Saturday of month 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
32931 Middlebelt Rd. Suite #608
Farmington Hills, MI 48334