See an Experienced Endodontist at Lifetime Dental of Canton & South Lyon
The health of your teeth is dependent on the health of internal structures, which include nerves and connective tissue
If this material, known as pulp, becomes inflamed, a root canal may be needed to restore the health of the tooth. At Lifetime Dental, our endodontist, Dr. Tang provides root canal treatments with expertise, so patients are comfortable throughout their procedure. This is a pain-free procedure, and we utilize innovative technology, such as a microscope, so that you get the best result possible. Our goal is to save the natural tooth and enhance the health of your smile.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
A root canal treatment is performed to completely clean the inner systems of your tooth and remove inflamed or infected pulp. There are a variety of reasons why pulp becomes infected or inflamed such as:
- Advanced decay that reaches the pulp
- Repeated dental procedures on a tooth
- A crack or chip
If left untreated, the infected pulp can lead to pain or an abscess. It’s important to remove the source of the infection as soon as possible, as it can spread to the bone that supports the tooth. A root canal can save the tooth from further infection, which may lead to necessary extraction. An extracted tooth can cause further problems such as bone erosion, as healthy tooth roots support jaw bone health and other structures, making root canal therapy a vital procedure.
Signs that you may need root canal treatment
- An abscess (or a pimple) on the gums
- Sensitivity to temperature
- Toothache pain
- Swelling or tenderness
Patients may find that they have all these symptoms or none, which is why it is important to visit your dentist routinely to avoid furthering any infection.
Root Canal Treatment at Lifetime Dental
At our dental practice, Dr. Tang and our professional staff are here to provide comfortable treatment to for infected teeth. Root canal procedures may require one or more appointments, depending on the severity of the infection. By accessing the roots via the top of the tooth, our specialist removes the infected pulp, nerve tissue, and bacteria. Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it is then sealed with a permanent filling or a temporary restoration, depending on whether additional appointments are needed. All teeth that require root canal treatment have a crown placed as a final restoration in order to protect the tooth from breaking.
Patients who are fearful of the dentist or have a low pain tolerance can find that with Dr. Tang’s experience, the procedure is pain-free. Our staff is accommodating and puts you at ease by answering any questions, and ensures that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. At Lifetime Dental, we offer root canal treatment and dental restoration to eliminate pain, decay, and to restore the health and function of your tooth.
If you’re feeling severe pain caused by a toothache, or have noticed the development of an abscess, contact Lifetime Dental Group today to schedule your root canal treatment.