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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22:41 13 Jan 22
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Joe Wallingford jr
22:10 12 Jan 22
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stirtheimagination88
22:06 12 Jan 22
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Mark Eichorn
Mark Eichorn
00:08 12 Jan 22
I walked in for my first appointment yesterday and was greeted by their friendly staff. I spent over 2 hours in their office getting my X-rays taken, teeth cleaned, and finally my examination by Dr. Bundy. There wasn't a dull moment while I was there, they are all extremely friendly people who are passionate about what they do.
Robert Norman
Robert Norman
01:32 07 Jan 22
Today was my first cleaning with Mandy. She was wonderful. Very personable and friendly. She was able to use the new cleaning tool ( it was like a power washer) it was so much better than all the scraping. X-ray’s were a breeze. All the staff are very friendly.
Anisa Gordon
Anisa Gordon
22:09 06 Jan 22
I am always extremely satisfied with Today’s Dental. They are pleasant, friendly and professional. I am not a fan of going to the dentist and I have had a lot of work done through the years. Since I started going here I am never nervous about or dreading my appointment. I will never go anywhere else!
Penney Neff
Penney Neff
23:29 04 Jan 22
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Brittany miller
22:04 04 Jan 22
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Grace Giordano-ross
16:42 03 Jan 22
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Michelle Davis
Michelle Davis
22:10 29 Dec 21
Love Dr. Bundy's office. They are professional yet friendly and outgoing.
Tammy Lajewski
Tammy Lajewski
17:10 29 Dec 21
Dr. Rosenbrook has been such a great dentist. He has helped me on numerous occasions. Whether it’s re-cementing my bridge, walking me through the implant process, listens to my concerns, answers ALL of my questions, etc. He truly cares about his patients. I’ve been through a lot with my teeth from a young age and I have quite a bit of anxiety when it comes to dental work. He and the staff help put me at ease and are understanding of my anxiety issues. Thank you to the entire team!
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Catherine Sundwick
14:38 29 Dec 21
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