Do you have a tooth that’s in pain? It’s something you should pay attention to. If the pain doesn’t go away in a short time, you should have a dentist check it out. It could be an internal infection of the tooth. One of the best ways to save an infected tooth is to undergo root canal therapy in our Birmingham, MI, dental office. Our root canal therapy may be the solution to saving your unhealthy tooth and eliminating that pain.

Many people fear root canals simply because they don’t know enough about them, thinking they are painful and expensive. When people think of terrible dental scenarios, they often think of root canals. But root canal therapy is a health-promoting treatment that eliminates pain rather than causing it – for millions of Americans every year. 


The Symptoms and Signs to Look For

Some signs that a root canal therapy may benefit your life include the following:

  • Extreme dental decay
  • Dental cracking
  • Dental chipping
  • Small red bumps around the area of the infected tooth
  • Darkening of a sensitive tooth

Additionally, if you have been experiencing severe pain while eating, drinking, or chewing, you may need to check with your dentist to see if a root canal would be right for you. Sensitivity to hot or cold can also signify that your teeth need some serious attention.


When is a Root Canal Necessary?

Root canal therapy is the best option for those who have an infected tooth. Within every tooth is something called the dental pulp. The dental pulp can become infected when a tooth becomes damaged due to severe decay or trauma. A diseased tooth can be uncomfortable and sensitive, making it hard to eat and chew.


How Do Root Canals Work?

Root canal therapy is a standard procedure to relieve dental pain and save your teeth. The process begins with the dentist examining the patient’s teeth to see if they are a candidate for the procedure. If we determine that a root canal is necessary, the dentist will numb the area around the tooth and inject a local anesthetic. Then, the dentist will make a small incision in the tooth to access the pulp chamber.

Once the dentist has access to the pulp chamber, they will use a series of instruments to remove the infected or damaged tissue. Once we have removed all diseased tissue, the dentist will clean and disinfect the area. They may also place a temporary filling in the tooth to protect it while it heals. 


What Are the Benefits of Root Canal Therapy?

A significant benefit of root canal therapy is that it saves your natural tooth. If your tooth is damaged or infected, it may need to come out. But if there’s a possibility that we can save the tooth, that’s often the preferable approach. There are plenty of great restorative dentistry options for replacing an extracted tooth – everything from dental implants and crowns to bridges. But there’s just no replacement for a healthy, natural tooth, and that is often what our root canal therapy can provide. 


Call Us Today and Save a Tooth

We want to help you get the relief you need. If you’ve got a tooth that’s been giving you trouble, it’s time to start considering possible solutions. At Birmingham Dental, we are here to help you live a life that’s free of dental pain. 

Our root canal therapy is performed by Dr. Coburn or Dr. Sgalia – skilled dentists who will ensure the procedure is as comfortable as possible. You won’t have to go through any more pain. Our root canal therapy can take care of many dental problems for you. Plus, it’s a relatively simple procedure that most patients report as comfortable.


Call us today and schedule a consultation for a root canal in Birmingham, MI.