Root Canal Treatment
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Few dental procedures strike a stronger chord of fear in patients than the mention of a root canal treatment. Too often people will suffer through a painful mouth because they dread the procedure, but knowing the facts helps reduce the fear, and will prompt you to seek urgent care as soon as possible.
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What is a Root Canal?
A root canal – or endotherapy – is the treatment and repair of a severely damaged tooth, which involves removing the infected pulp inside the tooth, and cleaning and disinfecting the nerve and its surrounding tissues.
The procedure is completed in several steps. Your dentist will first take an X-ray of your mouth to determine if a root canal is necessary. The X-ray will show if and where any decay is located.
Your dentist will discuss options for minimizing the pain both during and after the procedure such as local anesthesia to numb the affected tooth and surrounding tissue. While popular belief is that a root canal can be excruciating, it’s no more painful than having a filling.
The third phase is the pulpectomy, which is the removal of any infected and compromised tissue in the nerve space of the tooth.
Once the nerve space is thoroughly cleaned, the final phase is to seal and fill the inside of the tooth so that contaminants cannot re-infect the area. The options are a filling or the placement of a dental crown which will provide strength and protection to the tooth.
Care After a Root Canal
It’s crucial to take care of your teeth and gums after root canal treatment, including brushing regularly, and regular dental cleanings and exams.
Let our team at Dr. Scott J. Owens DDS help you achieve the perfect smile! Call us today at 248-600-4521 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