Treatment for infected teeth in Waterford Twp, MI may include root canal therapy
Waterford Twp, MI area patients who have an infected tooth may be told that they require root canal therapy. This is the most desirable option. If this procedure is not performed, patients may be at risk for needing their natural tooth extracted. Instead, opting for root canal therapy eliminates this need and reduces the risk of future problems with the tooth.
What is done during root canal therapy?
This procedure is performed by our dental team to remove the pulp that is inside of the tooth and is infected. After doing so, the canals of the tooth are disinfected, and a special material called gutta percha is placed inside the tooth. It is sealed with composite resin, and often patients benefit from the placement of a dental crown over the top to protect the tooth from future damage.
What alternatives are available for root canal therapy?
Without root canal therapy, the only option for patients is extraction and replacement. This can be costly and may require the placement of:
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
These restorations are made to restore the function and beauty of the smile after tooth removal. However, in many cases, a tooth can be saved with root canal therapy, which makes it the better choice for many individuals.
Does root canal therapy hurt?
Absolutely not! In fact, it is pain and discomfort is often what brings patients in for an evaluation. Dr. Jeffrey Ingber completes this treatment in-house under proper local anesthetics, and sedation when needed, to ensure patients are comfortable throughout the procedure.
Do you believe you can benefit from root canal therapy?
If this treatment sounds as though it would be beneficial to you, we encourage you to contact our Waterford Twp, MI area practice to schedule a consultation appointment and initial evaluation. We can be reached by calling (248) 365-7737 and are available at 4664 West Walton Boulevard. We welcome patients of all ages!