Root Canal Treatment – Causes, Procedures & Comfort

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Root canals are not the anxiety-provoking treatment you may imagine them to be. With the technology and tools available in dentistry today, this procedure is a successful way to alleviate the pain caused by root damage.

Getting To The Root Of The Problem

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We all have heard about root canals and may have even had one in the past but what necessitates this procedure?A root canal itself is the cavity or space in the center of the tooth. This where the tooth’s nerves lie within this root. It’s these nerves that let us know when something is hot or cold, If this nerve tissue, or pulp, is damaged due to decay or repeated dental procedures on a tooth such as large fillings, cracks, and chips, it begins to break down. Bacteria can then multiply within the canal and cause an infection or an abscess at the root of the tooth.

Root Canal Treatment & Long-Term Relief

A Root Canal treatment is done to remove a damaged nerve/pulp and clean and seal the tooth. This saves the tooth from becoming badly decayed or infected. Many teeth fixed with a root canal can last a lifetime. If treatment is not done, the surrounding tissue will become infected and abscesses may form.

With more than a 95% success rate, root canals are a highly effective dental treatment. And despite the bad rap root canal treatment may have gotten in regard to being painful, patients very often only feel mild sensitivity after the procedure – root canals actually relieve the pain you are experiencing! If a root canal is in your future, rest assured Dr. Mansour and his team will support your comfort and answer any questions you may have in advance. Call our offices at (248) 852-3130 if you have any questions.

About Dr. Gregory Mansour

Owner of The Family Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry Center