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Root Canals

Infected teeth are a thing of the past.

Grosse Pointe’s Advanced Root Canal Therapy

Severely decayed and rotted teeth can cause you immense pain and discomfort. Rather than enduring the pain, brushing harder, and adjusting your daily habits to accommodate the infection, consider a root canal. This effective treatment can relieve your pain and restore your oral health, allowing you to return to your normal routine. The dentists at My Family Dental Grosse Pointe specialize in root canal therapy, offering expert care for every patient.

By removing the infected tissue and sealing the area, we can save your natural tooth and prevent the need for more extensive dental work in the future. While root canals have been known for being painful dental treatments, the professionals at My Family Dental have perfected their advanced techniques to make the entire experience more comfortable and efficient than ever. Contact us today to schedule your root canal appointment!

Understand the Root Canal Process

When a tooth becomes severely infected, the nerve and pulp are affected, causing swelling, pain when chewing, and increased sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. A root canal is designed to remove the damaged areas, preventing the need for a complete tooth extraction. At My Family Dental Grosse Pointe, we perform this treatment in two different stages to allow for optimal healing.

During the first appointment, we’ll take a digital X-ray to determine the extent of the damage and administer a local anesthetic. We’ll then use a specialized drill to remove all bacteria and rot, applying a medicated filling to the treatment area once it’s been cleaned out. Finally, a temporary crown will be placed while you await a second appointment.

During your second visit, we’ll replace the temporary crown with a customized, permanent restoration. Our dentists will make sure the crown fits your tooth properly and looks as natural as your other teeth. From there, you’ll be free to eat, drink, and smile normally without worrying about pain and discomfort.

Root Canal FAQs

When semi-invasive therapies are brought up, confusion and hesitation can often arise. The dentists at My Family Dental are here to ease your nerves and keep you informed every step of the way. Explore our frequently asked questions to better understand what to expect from your root canal appointment.

Because we apply a local anesthetic to the treatment area, you can expect your root canal to be relatively pain-free. You may experience a pressure sensation during the root canal, and some slight discomfort once the anesthetic wears off, but most patients report the entire procedure being a comfortable one.

The duration of your root canal procedure will take two separate appointments, each lasting about an hour, depending on your current condition. You can expect the results of a root canal to last anywhere from 10 to 15 years.

When the pulp or root of a tooth becomes damaged, a root canal is almost always necessary. Some ways in which this damage and infection can occur include:

  • Having multiple dental procedures done to the same tooth over time
  • A cavity goes untreated
  • Your dental crown becomes damaged
  • Your tooth is chipped or cracked
  • Experiencing injury to the tooth from a fall or accident

Schedule Your Root Canal Appointment Today!

At My Family Dental Grosse Pointe, we believe everyone deserves to smile without pain and discomfort. That’s why we offer comprehensive root canal treatments designed to alleviate pain and leave you grinning from ear to ear confidently. We use only the most advanced technologies and techniques to perform this procedure, making it as comfortable as possible.

From the moment you walk through our office doors, you’ll be treated like family. We want to provide you with relief and avoid any further advanced dental treatments. The first step in doing that is with a root canal. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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