Root canals, also known as root canal treatment, are an endodontic treatment designed to clean out the inner portion of your tooth and alleviate tooth pain and discomfort. Located inside of your tooth are a variety of important blood vessels and cells that help the tooth function properly. This includes the dental pulp, root canal system, and tooth nerves. Tooth enamel generally protects this area but can give way to decay and eventually cause a painful infection inside of your tooth. If this infection goes unchecked, you could end up losing the entire tooth. A root canal in Jackson, Michigan, is performed to save the tooth and the rest of your smile from further complications.
To complete a root canal, your tooth and surrounding area is numbed and then gently opened. All decay is removed and your root canal system is cleaned out. The inner portion of your tooth is filled with an inert material and sealed with a dental filling or dental crown, based on how much tooth structure is left. It generally only takes a single visit to our office to complete a root canal. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, this treatment may be right for you. For more information, please contact our dentists at Great Lakes Family Dental today. Drs. Kinra, and Kinra are committed to helping your smile feel comfortable and function properly.