Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue
13874 West Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48227
When a tooth becomes very painful, it can be because the soft, pulpy interior has become infected or inflamed. The interior mass of a tooth contains the nerves and blood vessels that supply nutrients to the tooth. Unfortunately, injury, infection, or decay can expose the inside of the tooth, causing excruciating pain. An endodontic treatment known as root canal surgery can alleviate the pain and restore function to the tooth and the surrounding area. If you think you may need this endodontic procedure, then call our Detroit office today to schedule your initial consultation.
Unlike other parts of the body, your teeth cannot self-heal, so if there’s damage to a tooth, it will need to be repaired or the tooth will need to be replaced. Root canals can save the teeth so that you don’t need an implant or bridge, so if you’re experiencing the following, you may need a dental root canal:
If you’re experiencing any or all of the above, then call our Detroit office without delay. We can schedule a consultation with a root canal dentist who can alleviate your pain and restore functionality to your tooth and jaw.
Most general dentists can perform routine root canals in their offices. If you have a complicated procedure, then you may need to be referred to an endodontist, which is a dentist who specializes in endodontic procedures. However, most routine dental root canals can be performed in one office visit that will take up to two hours. If you need more information or to schedule an appointment, then call our Detroit office.
For routine procedures, you’ll generally experience the following:
You may experience minor discomfort for a few hours, but your pain should be alleviated and your tooth and jaw will be restored to functionality within a day or two. If you need to schedule a dental root canal treatment, then call our Detroit office and we’ll be glad to help you.
Your root canal cost will be unique to you and will depend on the type, number, and location of the teeth involved, the extent of work to be done, whether a specialist was needed, and your insurance coverage. We’ll supply you with a comprehensive estimate prior to any work, so you’ll know the cost beforehand. If you need endodontic surgery but can’t afford it, let us know. We don’t want you to forego needed procedures because of cost constraints, so we’ll work with you to determine what financing or payment options are available.
Usually, most of our patients receive standard root canals, whether for molars, front teeth or any other teeth. If we are redoing a previous procedure, then you might need an apicoectomy, which removes only the tip of a root. Sometimes, a pediatric pulpotomy is performed which will remove damaged pulp but leave the nerves intact. Your dentist will advise you of the type of procedure that you need during your consultation, so call us to schedule an appointment.
Root canals have a reputation for being excruciatingly painful. In fact, we do our best to ensure that you’re comfortable throughout the procedure and a root canal procedure will alleviate most of the pain you have been feeling with a damaged tooth. You can also rest assured that we will numb the area before we start any work, and we’ll ensure that you’re as comfortable as possible during the procedure. If you’ve delayed needed dental work because of the fear of pain, then don’t delay any longer. Our dental professionals are experienced providing root canal surgery, so if you need a root canal in Detroit, then call Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue at (313) 651-7260 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you and adding you to our extended dental family.