A root canal from your dentist in Waterford, MI, can relieve your tooth pain
Whether it’s acute stabbing pain or chronic aching pain, toothaches can keep you up at night and torment you during the day. Fortunately, there is a solution—root canal treatment can save your smile and end your toothache. Here at Crescent Lake Dental in Waterford, MI, Dr. Glen J. Marsack offers a wide range of dental services, including root canal treatment. Read on to learn more:
What root canal treatment can do for you
You may need a root canal if you experience:
- Increasing pain when you eat or drink hot or cold foods or beverages
- Sharp, stabbing pain when you bite down or chew your food
- Pain that continues even after a filling or crown is done.
- A red or white bump that appears on your gums next to a tooth root
- Bleeding or drainage coming from the bump on your gums
- A tooth growing noticeably darker or grayer compared to the teeth next to it
You may need a root canal because the innermost layer of your tooth, an area known as the pulp, becomes bruised or damaged. The pulp contains the nerves and blood supply to your tooth and when this area is damaged, the pulp becomes inflamed. Pulp inflammation causes fluid and pressure to build up inside your tooth, resulting in pain, which can be severe.
Root canal treatment begins with your dentist creating a small opening at the top of your tooth (all under anesthetic to ensure a discomfort-free procedure, of course). The inflamed pulp tissue is then removed and a sedative material is inserted inside your tooth. The sedative material eliminates infection, pressure, and pain. After your tooth pain is gone, the sedative material is removed and replaced with an inert material that is left inside your tooth. The small opening is sealed and the tooth is restored with a crown or filling.
Need dental work? Give us a call
For more information about root canal therapy and our other dental services, call Dr. Glen J. Marsack of Crescent Lake Dental in Waterford, MI, by dialing (248) 682-9331. Call today to schedule an appointment with your dentist.