Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but over the course of a lifetime, a tooth may be damaged or injured. Many years ago, an injured tooth would have been pulled. But today, an injured or infected tooth often can be saved through root canal (endodontic) treatment.
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with treating diseases or injuries to the dental pulp.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
Think you may need root canal therapy? Live in Michigan? If so, we offer excellent diagnosis and treatment!
What is pulp? The pulp is soft tissue inside a tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels.
Why is pulp important? If pulp is diseased or injured, and cannot repair itself, it dies. Cracked teeth, a deep cavity, issues with large fillings, or serious damage to the tooth are common causes of pulp death. Once a tooth is damaged in this way, bacteria can enter the pulp.
What will happen to my tooth? The damaged pulp needs to be removed from your tooth. If it is not removed, the tissues around the root of your tooth can become infected, which can cause pain and swelling. Sometimes you won't feel pain, but if your tooth is injured, bacteria can damage the bone that anchors your tooth in your jaw. If you do not seek treatment, the tooth may have to be pulled.
Root Canal Therapy in Michigan
If you suffer from an injured or infected tooth, your best option may be root canal therapy by a trained dentist in Michigan. We have dentists in both Shelby Township and Grosse Pointe, part of the Metro Detroit area. Dentists at both locations are able to perform root canal therapy and treatment.
Want to talk to someone about root canal therapy? Contact us today!