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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Christina Franta
03:46 21 Jan 21
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Glen Fallis
03:11 21 Jan 21
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Rick Moorhouse
22:29 20 Jan 21
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Bob Houck
22:04 19 Jan 21
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Bonnie Robison
23:47 14 Jan 21
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Jessica
22:03 07 Jan 21
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Lisa Duhon
22:03 07 Jan 21
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Terri Lyn Lemon
21:13 06 Jan 21
Nice and caring staff all the way around, I love going here!
Lisa Reynolds
Lisa Reynolds
22:37 04 Jan 21
They have been our dentist for years and we have always had wonderful experiences with them. All of Dr Bundys Staff are kind and friendly
Rosa Rivera
Rosa Rivera
22:25 04 Jan 21
The Dentist Dr Bundy and his staff were very nice.
Geri Schnekenburger
Geri Schnekenburger
23:59 02 Jan 21
We have gone to Dr. Bundy for many years and he has had much of the same staff there also. They are are great and friendly. My husband has a lot of medical issues and they go above and beyond to get whatever accommodations he needs for his visits there and treat him with the best care. I highly recommend all their staff.
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