Save Your Tooth From Extraction
Root canal therapy is an endodontic procedure designed to save a tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted. It’s also one of the most common dental procedures, with 14 million root canal treatments performed each year. Learn what makes root canal therapy so effective for oral care, and how we can help you at Implant Dentistry of Greater Lansing.
Why Choose Root Canal Therapy?
The goal of root canal therapy is to save your tooth, and there are numerous situations where this is the ideal decision for your oral health. If you lost that tooth, you’d be subjecting yourself to the many problems associated with empty sockets. Not to mention, it will cost you additional time and money to replace the tooth with a restoration.
Signs You May Need Root Canal Therapy
Symptoms of an infected root canal include:
- Severe toothache
- Pain while chewing
- Prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold
- Discolored tooth
- Swollen and tender gums around the tooth
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact our office right away.
The Irony About Root Canal Therapy – It Actually Stops Pain
It’s ironic that root canal therapy has earned a reputation as a dreaded, painful procedure. Patients are often surprised to find that it’s a relatively pain-free experience. In fact, root canal therapy will actually relieve the pain you’re feeling in your tooth and avoiding treatment will result in far greater discomfort than anything you’ll experience from the procedure.
What To Expect During Root Canal Treatment
To begin your treatment, Dr. Crawford will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area around your infected tooth. He’ll then create an opening around the tooth so he can remove the infected tissue and fill the empty chamber with a specialized dental material to guard against further infection.
To complete the process, Dr. Crawford will reseal your tooth and protect it with a durable, natural-looking porcelain crown. By undergoing this simple process, you can avoid losing your tooth and live your life pain-free.
Visit Dr. Crawford For Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is extremely useful for eliminating your pain and saving your tooth. If you’re having problems with one of your teeth or recurring toothaches, call our office at 517.484.0329 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Crawford. We look forward to meeting you.