Root canals are needed by patients when the roots or nerves within their tooth are inflamed or infected. This can happen when teeth have been injured or when a cavity has gone very deep. Root canals have gained a reputation for being very painful. However, thanks to advances in dental technology and the skilled hands of our Sterling Heights root canal dentists, this is no longer the case. While it may not be true to say that it is entirely pain-free, it is certainly much closer to being so than ever before. At Bright Side Dental in Sterling Heights, we do everything we can to make our patients feel as comfortable and as worry-free as possible when they come in for a root canal.
Getting a root canal in Sterling Heights is a very safe procedure. It begins with the dentist numbing your tooth. The dentist then makes an opening through the top of the tooth and begins removing the inflamed or infected tissue inside with a special endodontic file. The patient will not feel any pain during this process as their tooth will be completely numb. After the tissue is removed, the remaining cavity is cleaned. The next step is to fill in the opening with a special material called gutta-percha. This will support the structure of the tooth and prevent any future infection. The patient will then receive a dental crown on top to protect the entire tooth.
If you are experiencing a toothache or have experienced a recent trauma to your tooth, call Bright Side Dental – Sterling Heights at (586) 247-0010 and schedule an appointment. A Sterling Heights root canal dentist will be able to assess your issue and tell you if you need a root canal or any other procedure to fix it.
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