A root canal is a procedure used to save a decayed or infected tooth. The entire procedure will remove the bacteria or infection and repair the tooth so that it does not get reinfected. Root canals are a safe and effective way to save a tooth and are relatively painless.

If you have severe pain when eating, lingering sensitivity to cold or hot, swollen gums, or darkening of gums this could be a sign that your tooth is infected. In order to remove the infection, your dentist will remove the center of the tooth which is known as the pulp. The center of the tooth holds the nerve, blood vessels and connective tissue of the tooth, however, it is not important to the function of a fully developed tooth.

Root canals perform an important function for your overall health:

  • It stops the infection from spreading to neighboring teeth
  • By saving the tooth, it eliminates the problems that missing teeth can cause-for both the appearance and function of your smile.
  • Infected teeth that are left untreated can cause overall health problems from heart disease to diabetes.

How Does a Root Canal Work

The dentist will first administer a local anesthetic to numb the tooth. A small opening will then be made in the crown of the tooth. Dental instruments will be used to clean the pulp from inside the tooth and root canals. Once the area is cleaned, it will be filled with a biocompatible material called gutta percha and sealed closed. A tooth that has had a root canal may have had extensive decay and become weakened. Your dentist will determine if a crown or another restoration is necessary to prevent the tooth from fracture.

At Today’s Dental Comfort, we perform root canals on patients in the Burton, MI and surrounding area. If you have questions about this dental treatment please call our office at (810) 736-9778 for more information.

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Dave b
22:05 23 Jun 21
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Marilyn Kittle
22:03 23 Jun 21
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Tim DePottey
Tim DePottey
21:04 22 Jun 21
I came in for my new patient appointment and had Brianna as my hygienist. First off, she was absolutely AMAZING! From the beginning she made me feel super welcome. My cleaning and X-rays went smooth she wasn’t rough like some hygienist are. The doctor was also welcoming when he came into the room. If I could give this place 10 stars I would! If you are looking for a new dentist stop looking because this is the place to be! Definitely recommend! 😊
Alexandria Avouris
Alexandria Avouris
23:41 21 Jun 21
Always a pleasant experience here. All of the staff are very courteous and professional, and the office is kept extremely clean. It’s a nice atmosphere.
Shelly Straw
Shelly Straw
21:10 21 Jun 21
Great place - I wouldn't go anywhere else!!! I really hate going to the dentist, so I've put things off until it's been an emergency. This place was recommended to me, and they got me right in right away when I was in immense pain. The staff is friendly and comforting, and worked with me so that I could take care of the most pressing concerns while staying within my budget. I brought my 9 year old daughter there yesterday to get her first fillings, and they were just amazing in the way they explained everything and made her feel so comfortable! I also recommended them to a friend who's dentist wanted her to wait a week for a cracked tooth. Again, they got her in that day, of course. I really can't say enough about the amazing staff and flexible hours - highly recommended!!
Shandi Heath
Shandi Heath
02:12 18 Jun 21
My family and I have been going here for 20 years and we’ve never had a bad experience !!
Dirk Nieuwenhuis
Dirk Nieuwenhuis
16:25 15 Jun 21
Dr Bundy is great , I would trust him for anything
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01:20 11 Jun 21
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Todd Hoard
Todd Hoard
21:04 09 Jun 21
Always good service, friendly staff.
Michael Yehle
Michael Yehle
01:14 30 May 21
Great care from everyone there. Very professional but kind.
Michelle Skeen Davis
Michelle Skeen Davis
21:12 17 May 21
We’ve been seeing Dr Bundy for many years now. We love everyone at this location. Mandy is awesome with cleaning our son’s teeth; Tricia is excellent with me! Everyone is very professional, helpful and friendly. We would definitely recommend this office!
Alishea Hammel Schuch
Alishea Hammel Schuch
21:04 17 May 21
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