Chronic and severe tooth pain is never normal and should be given immediate attention. Our dentists at Willow Wood Dental are experts at providing root canals and other endodontic treatments. We have found that many patients fear undergoing root canal treatments. Still, at Willow Wood Dental in Livonia, MI, we are committed to providing a comfortable, pain-free endodontic experience near you.
A root canal is a common dental treatment used to remove an infection in the tooth’s pulp. The pulp is the soft tissue containing nerves and blood vessels, which is why many patients experience pain or inflammation before needing a root canal. Below are common symptoms of an infected tooth that may require that you have a root canal treatment:
It is important to note that not all patients who have infections exhibit symptoms. For this reason, it is crucial that you regularly have dental screenings at Willow Wood Dental. We are committed to preventing oral issues from arising but treating those that have already manifested compassionately.
While root canals are commonly thought of as painful, the truth is that they eliminate existing tooth pain and provide relief and protection for your tooth. The modern technology utilized at Willow Wood Dental by our dentist in Livonia, MI, has made root canal treatments virtually pain-free and as comfortable as getting a dental filling applied.
Endodontic treatment begins with numbing the damaged tooth, usually through the use of local anesthesia. For patients with heightened anxiety, ask our dental team about sedation or sleep dentistry. This may provide a more comfortable experience for those who are afraid of having root canals. Once you are completely comfortable and the area is numb, our expert dentists will remove the infected pulp and disinfect the area. The area will then be filled and sealed to further protect against cavities. A permanent crown will be placed in the area to ensure that the tooth does not fracture and remains strong and healthy.
For quality care, visit Willow Wood Dental. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have on the phone or at your dental visit.