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 Condon
Dave Condon
01:58 05 Aug 20
Great staff and wonderful dentist. Our whole family goes there even though we moved further away.
Mani Subramanian
Mani Subramanian
00:52 04 Aug 20
You guys are awesome!!Thank you!
Chris C
Chris C
23:08 03 Aug 20
I've always been comfortable with the staff at Today's Dental Comfort. Dr Bundy has been my dentist for years. I don't spend as much time with him as I do with his Hygienists. That means they all do fine work. I had a root canal Thursday and I just got through eating a bagel👍with no pain. Thanks for being there when I needed you. Love you all, yes even Connie and the gals in the reception area.
Diane Craine
Diane Craine
17:22 01 Aug 20
Yes, great experience for going to a dentist
Jerry Bean
Jerry Bean
10:51 23 Jul 20
I love coming here to get my teeth cleaned by Breanna. The staff is always extremely friendly and accommodating 👍🏼
Gabrielle Pennington
Gabrielle Pennington
22:35 22 Jul 20
I have had the pleasure of going to Breanna for my cleaning and have had Doctor Rosenbrook as my dentist the past three times. The staff is always super friendly and accommodating. I recommend them to everyone!
Gabrielle Pennington
Gabrielle Pennington
22:25 22 Jul 20
Love them all. They are all super nice.
Debra Webster
Debra Webster
12:04 20 Jul 20
They are professional, very informative and I felt comfortable. I was impressed and I will continue to visit Today's Dental Comfort.
Jim C
Jim C
15:53 18 Jul 20
Staff is so friendly and professional! Spent a lot of years and money trying to find the right dentist and I am thankful I was recommended here. Dr. Bundy and all the other dental assistants do great work
Kaitlyn VanOoteghem
Kaitlyn VanOoteghem
15:48 18 Jul 20
I have 3 children who have went here for years. The dentist and entire staff are great. Friendly, professional and little wait time.
Nicole Moore
Nicole Moore
16:36 17 Jul 20
The folks at Today's Dental understand how most people are anxious about going to the dentist. So they make the experience so comfortable. I highly recommend them.
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Alan Farah
14:46 14 Jul 20
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