Optimize Your Oral Health With Root Canals

Root canals, often misunderstood and feared, are, in fact, the unsung heroes of dental care. At Haggerty Dental in Plymouth, MI, they serve as a beacon of hope for those suffering from excruciating tooth pain and are a vital procedure in preserving natural teeth.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a dental treatment designed to save a tooth that is infected or severely decayed. Contrary to popular belief, root canals are not synonymous with pain; instead, they alleviate the pain caused by tooth decay or infection, providing much-needed relief.

What is the process of receiving a root canal?

The process typically begins with administering local anesthesia to ensure the patient's comfort throughout the procedure. Once numbness sets in, the dentist creates a small access hole in the affected tooth to reach the infected pulp chamber. Using specialized instruments, the dentist carefully removes the diseased pulp, cleans the tooth's interior, and shapes the root canals to prepare them for filling.

After thorough cleaning and disinfection, the dentist fills the root canals with a biocompatible material, such as gutta-percha, to seal them off and prevent bacteria from re-entering. Finally, the access hole is sealed with a temporary or permanent filling; sometimes, a crown may be placed to strengthen and protect the tooth.

What are the benefits of a root canal?

A root canal alleviates the intense pain associated with tooth infection or decay, restoring oral comfort and function. It preserves the natural tooth, preventing the need for extraction and subsequent tooth replacement options like implants or bridges. Root canals help maintain proper chewing ability and prevent neighboring teeth from shifting out of alignment.

If you're experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, contact us today and explore the option of a root canal—it could be the key to preserving your radiant smile for years to come.

Contact Haggerty Dental About Root Canals Today!

  • Alleviate intense toothache pain
  • Prevent the spread of infection
  • Save teeth from possible extraction
  • Preserve the structural integrity of the tooth
  • Enjoy a strong and healthy smile!