Root Canal Therapy

Dr.Allain Makes Root Canal Treatment Comfortable

If you’ve been told that you need a root canal, don’t worry. Root canal therapy has come a long ways since the days when it was a dreaded dental procedure. Dr. Allain and his highly trained team use leading-edge techniques and state-of-the-art tools for root canal therapy that’s fast, efficient, and comfortable.

Internal Damage Puts Teeth at Risk

A cracked tooth, one with a deep cavity, or a tooth that’s undergone multiple dental procedures can be at risk for internal damage caused by infection in the tooth pulp and the canals that lead to the root. The canals in a tooth play an important role in tooth health: they transport blood and nutrients to a tooth and carry away toxins. When infection sets in, pain and pressure can occur, disrupting oral health and function. Infection that goes untreated can result in the death of the tooth and the need for extraction and replacement.

Root Canals Preserve Teeth

A root canal can alleviate early-stage infection and safeguard the health of your tooth. Removing the infected material inside a tooth and sealing the canals with a safe, biocompatible filler can eliminate the need for extraction. A custom crown placed atop the tooth renews appearance and function.

Experience the Difference

Your root canal therapy will be performed with attention to detail and a focus on your comfort. Many people say that their root canal experience simply felt like getting a tooth filled. Advanced tools and techniques, along with the expertise of Dr. Allain and his team, make fear of root canals a thing of the past.

Protect Your Smile

Don’t let tooth or mouth pain ruin your smile. Call Dr. Allain today and reserve an appointment.

Teeth are made of extremely hard tissue, however in the center of the tooth there is a space. In this space resides the pulp tissue which is made up vascular (blood) tissue, immune tissue, and nervous tissue. The pulp can described as the tooth’s alarm system and can fire pain when the tooth becomes irritated or injured from decay, fracture, or past trauma. Many times bacteria are responsible for invading the pulp space, resulting in infection or abscess.

Patients are left with an option to remove the tooth or perform non-surgical root canal therapy. By performing root canal therapy the damages and infected pulp tissue are removed from the tooth and the tooth is saved.

The procedure involves making an opening into the pulp area. Next, the pulp tissue and remaining diseased tissue in the space is removed mechanically and chemically. Once the canals are clean and sterilized they are filled with permanent material. By performing this procedure our patients are able to keep a natural tooth instead of removal.

Tell me more….
Simply put; when the nerves inside the tooth (the “pulp”) gets irreversibly inflamed or infected, you need a root canal. Below is an explanation of the procedure.

   This is a picture of your tooth. The pulp is the soft tissue inside the tooth. It provides the tooth its ability to feel hot and cold, and allows the tooth the essential blood supply and nutrients necessary during the tooth’s development.

 

When a cavity (decay) gets real close to or into the pulp, the tissue becomes very inflamed and sometimes infected. This inflammation and infection inside the tooth can be very painful.

 

The inflammation and infection
can also spread to the surrounding
bone and be sometimes more
painful and cause swelling.

To treat this, first the decay is removed, 
an entry is made into the pulp,
and the pulp is removed..

Finally, the canal spaces are filled,
usually with an inert material called
Gutta Percha, and a crown
is placed. After about 3-6 months,
the bone reforms.

Highland Michigan dentist serving Milford, Hartland, White Lake, Commerce, Wixom, Brighton and surrounding areas. 
Dr. Allain is your family dentist, offering dental care for children, teens, and adults.