Root Canal Therapy

Why have Root Canal Therapy?

At the center of your teeth there is a core of blood vessels and nerves which is called pulp and is in a space called the root canal. The untreated tooth with tooth injury or with deep decay will lead to the pulp damage and the blood vessels may die. A ‘dead’ tooth is likely to get infected. Without treatment, a dental abscess can form as the bacteria, multiply and be forced beyond the end of the root. As the abscess tries to expand within the bone, the tooth may rise slightly out of its socket and feel tender when you bite down. If left untreated, there is a high chance of infection spreading to the nerves and surrounding area.
Common Indications You May Need a Root Canal:

  • Recurring trouble with a tooth
  • Sharp pain when chewing and apply pressure to a tooth
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot and/or cold
  • Swelling, tenderness or a bump on the gums

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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment (also known as endodontic therapy, endodontic treatment, or root canal therapy) removes the nerve (which may be dead if infected) and the pulp in an effort to save the tooth and avoid its complete removal. Usually it takes two visits to complete the procedure. During the first visit, the endodontist will perform the root canal process and prepare the tooth by shaping and covering it with a temporary crown. Our Endodontist will also take impressions and send them to a lab to create a permanent crown. At your second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and place your permanent crown. Both procedures can be completed at your favorite Lakewood Dental Smile.

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“Very happy with the experience at Lakewood Dental Smile in Michigan. I Was really excited but also nervous at same time to have my dentures. Now I feel a great sense of confidence in what I do. Pretty much impressed with the way Dr. Ramzi Atoui performed the procedure. I personally recommend this clinic for all.”