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Endodontic Treatment

See an Experienced Endodontist at Lifetime Dental of Canton Michigan & South Lyon Michigan

endodontic-treatment-dentist-south-lyonThe health of your teeth is dependent on the health of internal structures, which include nerves and connective tissue

If this material, known as pulp, becomes inflamed, a root canal may be needed to restore the health of the tooth. At Lifetime Dental, our endodontist, Dr. Tang provides root canal treatments with expertise, so patients are comfortable throughout their procedure. This is a pain-free procedure, and we utilize innovative technology, such as a microscope, so that you get the best result possible. Our goal is to save the natural tooth and enhance the health of your smile.

What is Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal treatment is performed to completely clean the inner systems of your tooth and remove inflamed or infected pulp. There are a variety of reasons why pulp becomes infected or inflamed such as:

  • Advanced decay that reaches the pulp
  • Repeated dental procedures on a tooth
  • A crack or chip

If left untreated, the infected pulp can lead to pain or an abscess. It’s important to remove the source of the infection as soon as possible, as it can spread to the bone that supports the tooth. A root canal can save the tooth from further infection, which may lead to necessary extraction. An extracted tooth can cause further problems such as bone erosion, as healthy tooth roots support jaw bone health and other structures, making root canal therapy a vital procedure.

Signs that you may need root canal treatment

  • An abscess (or a pimple) on the gums
  • Sensitivity to temperature
  • Toothache pain
  • Swelling or tenderness

Patients may find that they have all these symptoms or none, which is why it is important to visit your dentist routinely to avoid furthering any infection.

endodontist-dentist-south-lyon-canton-mi.JPGRoot Canal Treatment at Lifetime Dental

At our dental practice, Dr. Tang and our professional staff are here to provide comfortable treatment to for infected teeth. Root canal procedures may require one or more appointments, depending on the severity of the infection. By accessing the roots via the top of the tooth, our specialist removes the infected pulp, nerve tissue, and bacteria. Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it is then sealed with a permanent filling or a temporary restoration, depending on whether additional appointments are needed. All teeth that require root canal treatment have a crown placed as a final restoration in order to protect the tooth from breaking.

Patients who are fearful of the dentist or have a low pain tolerance can find that with Dr. Tang’s experience, the procedure is pain-free. Our staff is accommodating and puts you at ease by answering any questions, and ensures that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. At Lifetime Dental, we offer root canal treatment and dental restoration to eliminate pain, decay, and to restore the health and function of your tooth.

If you’re feeling severe pain caused by a toothache, or have noticed the development of an abscess, contact Lifetime Dental Group today to schedule your root canal treatment.

Compassionate Dental Care in Canton, Michigan and South Lyon, Michigan and West Bloomfield, Michigan

Lifetime Dental Group utilizes the latest in dental technology and compassionate chairside manner. Our Canton, South Lyon and West Bloomfield dentists are dedicated to your continued oral health and wellness. Lifetime is Metro Detroit, Michigan's #1 family dentist practice!

canton dentists - canton michiganEvery smile is unique, which is why our team provides services to achieve our patient’s specific goals and needs. We take the time to get to know our patients and build a relationship so that we can provide our services on a foundation of trust. When you visit our practice, you will always see a familiar face welcoming you.

Whether you’re looking for a smile makeover using the latest in restorative and implant dentistry, or are seeking to sustain better overall oral health, we have the knowledge and experience within our specialized staff to meet your needs. We understand how difficult it can be to receive specialized care, as you may need to visit other practices to do so. Lifetime Dental houses a modern dental facility utilized by a team of specialists, dentists, hygienists, and staff to provide the care you need in the convenient locations of Canton, South Lyon and West Bloomfield, Michigan.

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