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Root Canal Therapy

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure that is used to repair and save a tooth that has decayed to the tooth pulp, becomes infected, or has had an injury or trauma to the tooth.

Root Canal Procedure

A root canal procedure involves removing the nerve and pulp of the tooth. Once these are removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. If a root canal is not performed, the tissue surrounding the tooth will most likely become infected causing abscesses.

The root canal procedure will not affect the the day-to-day function of the tooth. The nerves only function is to provide sensations of hot or cold.

Signs and Symptoms That a Root Canal Is Needed?

An abscess (or pimple) on the gums.
Sensitivity to hot and cold.
Severe toothache pain.
Swelling and/or tenderness.
Discoloration (a darkening) of the tooth.
Sometimes no symptoms are present.

If you have any questions about root canal therapy, call us today at 586.247.1600

We service the following areas in Macomb County Michigan:

Sterling Heights, Troy, Clinton Township, Madison Heights, Utica, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Mount Clemens, macomb, macomb township, and more.

 

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