Root Canal Treatment at Goldstein Dental Group in Novi, MI
Root canal treatment removes the nerve and pulp of the tooth, usually due to infection and/or deep decay. It can be a very important procedure to reduce pain, and to help keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.
According to the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), millions of people every year have root canals in order to treat and save teeth. It’s a great way to protect your smile, and give you the opportunity to eat and drink comfortably. Hot and cold foods can be really painful for people who need a root canal, but the simple procedure relieves them of pain and pressure when eating.
Root canals are not for everyone, and your Goldstein Dental Group dentist can tell you whether you should have one and if you are a good candidate.
If you think a root canal may help you and you have not been to the dentist in a while, you may want to make an appointment and have your concerns addressed. How will you know if you need a root canal? Symptoms can include:
- Severe toothache with increased pain and pressure when you chew
- Hot and/or cold sensitivity, even after the offending food or drink is removed
- Darkening of the tooth
- A persistent or recurring pimple on your gums that, when released, removes pain and/or pressure
We can treat root canals painlessly with local anesthesia, and have you back to work and play in no time. During the procedure, the infected or inflamed pulp of the tooth will be removed, and the tooth’s interior will be disinfected and thoroughly cleaned. Then that interior area will be filled and sealed up, so there won’t be any more pain coming from the tooth. A crown or filling will complete the treatment and restore the tooth, so you can continue to have normal sensation, bite force, appearance.
It typically takes only one or two appointments to complete your root canal, depending on the condition of your tooth. A root canal can keep you from needing ongoing dental work on that tooth, will let you eat and drink the things you love, and can be expected to last just as long as other natural teeth. With proper care, teeth that have had root canals and been restored can often last a lifetime. That leaves you with less to worry about, and we can help you get there.
Call 248.374.2273 to schedule an evaluation.