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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22:30 14 Jun 22
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Corey Daup
01:01 11 Jun 22
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Jennifer Burchell
Jennifer Burchell
21:38 08 Jun 22
It’s taken me four years to get back to the dentist! Due to previous experience’s with dentists I have horrible anxiety and truly felt any dentist I went to would be the same outcome.Today, I finally listened to a close friend of mine and went to Today’s Dental Comfort. During my visit I needed a tooth taken care of that a previous dentist already “fixed”. Not only was the work night and day but the care given from all staff to help me keep calm and feel welcomed was wonderful. Having someone listen to me about needing more numbing and having trouble with an area was a huge change. Never once did I feel less than like I didn’t know what I was talking about. This was a huge change and now look forward to going back to the dentist regularly.
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Shelby Cook
02:43 08 Jun 22
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Michael Liesen
21:11 02 Jun 22
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Lori L.
22:09 29 May 22
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Laura Scott
02:11 25 May 22
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Ronald Root
Ronald Root
00:28 21 May 22
I recommend everything and everyone at this office. Not only are they friendly the doctor bus ever so gentle. I was so nervous to go in for my visit today. I knew I was going to have to have a shot. All my worries were for nothing. I have never been to a dentist before and not felt an injection until today. Phew 😅 what a relief. I will have no worries for my next visit. I recommended the office to at least 4 people today.
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Anisa Trudell
00:20 20 May 22
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