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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George Briggs
15:29 01 Dec 22
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Roy Richard
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Dawn Lamay
01:28 30 Nov 22
I broke one of my molars, they created and installed a great crown that feels better than my original tooth. Nearly no pain and quick service (once I actually got the appointment) despite this covid stuff.
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William McCord
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Donna Madigna
22:08 28 Nov 22
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Lori L.
20:40 18 Nov 22
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Ginny Stogsdill
05:48 18 Nov 22
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Hayden Doyle
22:52 17 Nov 22
Nice people made it comfortable to be there, knowledgeable, and answered all my questions!
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chadd measel
22:50 17 Nov 22
They are very attentive to your comfort and care. Have been going here since 1989. Even though I have dental insurance they don’t accept, would never go anywhere else. Not just your normal dentist office. Your a person to them not just a patient.
Vaughn Hubbard
Vaughn Hubbard
02:00 17 Nov 22
My appointment was timely and I was treated very well with my questions answered and a clear treatment plan was explained. I have been a patient here for over 15 years and they always take good care of my and my family.
Annemarie McCall
Annemarie McCall
23:40 16 Nov 22
Dr. Bundy is amazing. My family really appreciates his A+ care.
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