The words “” have long inspired fear in dental patients, but thanks to modern dental technology, root canal therapy is no longer as intense or painful as it may have been in years past. Our team of Grand Rapids dentists will do everything possible to make your root canal procedure comfortable and effective.
What Is a Root Canal?
Inside your tooth is a tissue called pulp. When this pulp becomes infected or inflamed, it can cause ain the area. A root canal can save an infected tooth without the need for extraction.
A root canal procedure is a dental procedure that will remove the affected pulp, relieving pain and allowing you to chew normally again. A few symptoms of infected pulp are swelling, temperature sensitivity, or pain in the tooth and gums. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, contact our root canal dentists at Bander Dental Group for a consultation.
Root Canal Procedure
During a root canal procedure, our dentists will provide either local anesthesia or sedation to ensure your comfort. Our team will then remove the infected pulp from the affected tooth and clean the area thoroughly. The area is then sealed to prevent future infections. We may place a temporary filling on the tooth to protect it until your restoration is complete.
After your root canal procedure, our dentists will work with you to schedule a follow-up appointment to fit a crown over the area. This will restore your tooth to its full function.
For the first few days after the root canal procedure, you may experience some sensitivity or discomfort that can be relieved with over-the-counter or prescribed pain medications, as directed. You should avoid chewing on the treated tooth until you have your full restoration. If a problem occurs, contact our office immediately.
Root canal therapy can help preserve your tooth for a lifetime. At Bander Dental Group, our Grand Rapids root canal dentists will be there for you every step of the way. For more information or to make an appointment, give our office a call at (616) 949-5980, or contact us online.
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The video below will help give you a more comprehensive understanding of root canal therapy.