Gentle Dental at Gratiot Avenue
11180 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, MI 48213
All teeth have roots and some have more than others. When the roots of a tooth become inflamed or infected, whether due to trauma or disease or any other cause, then you may need root canal surgery, also called endodontic therapy. This procedure removes the damaged area of the tooth and restores functionality to the tooth. It also alleviates the sometimes considerable pain that can accompany a tooth infection.
If the roots of one or more teeth are infected or inflamed, you may need endodontic therapy to correct the problem. The pulpy interior of a tooth can’t repair itself, so it needs to be removed so that the damage doesn’t spread and you end up losing the tooth entirely. Sometimes, endodontic therapy is the only way to save a tooth. If you experience one or more of the following issues, you may need a root canal:
If you’re experiencing any or all of the above, then call our East Detroit office to schedule an appointment and regain your good oral health.
If you’re searching for a good root canal dentist, then call our East Detroit office. Most general dentists can perform endodontic therapy, but if you have a complex issue, we may refer you to one of our excellent endodontic dentists in the area.
Simple root canals are often completed in one office visit that will last up to two hours. You’ll experience the following when you come to our office for your root canal procedure:
After your endodontic therapy treatment, your tooth will be fully functional and should be pain-free. If you think you need endodontic therapy, then call our East Detroit office to schedule an appointment today.
The cost of your endodontic therapy will be unique to you and will be influenced by several factors. The degree of work that needs to be done, the location of the tooth, your overall health, and your dental insurance coverage will all factor into your final cost. Some teeth, such as molars, have more roots than others and are therefore more expensive. During your initial office visit, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive estimate of both the work that you need and the cost that will be incurred after performing a thorough examination and discussing your options. Be sure to advise us of any insurance benefits you have when you call our East Detroit office to schedule your appointment.
Although most of the root canals we perform are on molars, other types of teeth can need them as well. Basically, any tooth root can develop decay, trama or an infection if not properly cared for. If you’ve had prior endodontic therapy that wasn’t successful, you might need an apicoectomy. During this procedure, the dentist will remove part of the root of the tooth. In the case of a pediatric pulpotomy, your dentist or endodontist will remove the infected pulp, but leave the nerves, allowing them to remain functional. Call our East Detroit office today if you need more information.
Although root canals tend to have a negative reputation, they should be relatively free of pain. We have the reputation of performing successful and pain-relieving root canals, and we strive to maintain that reputation. We do our utmost to ensure that you’re comfortable and free of pain throughout your procedure, so if you need a dental root canal in East Detroit, then call us today. Don’t let the fear of pain or the procedure jeopardize your good oral and physical health. Call us today and let us help you regain your pain-free lifestyle. We look forward to speaking with you and working with you.