Many are intimidated when they hear they need a root canal, but there is no need to stress. Patients are administered anesthetic, the tooth is numbed, covered, and from there, solutions begin. The infection is cleared, the area is paired, and we fill the area with a material that is meant to last decades. The Lifetime Dental Excellence staff applies gutta percha, an all-natural substance, with an adhesive material to keep the root canal area sealed. A temporary seal may also be placed to help with healing.
Some sort of cavity filling or sealant may be needed. First, the tooth is going to need time to hold on its own, and after a brief recovery period, restorative services we offer in our office can be used to completely repair the tooth back to a healthy condition if needed.
Root canals, in contrary to what you often hear, are painless. If there is pain, it is from an infection, not the procedure. We work endlessly with numerous forms of oral therapy to eliminate the pain. We take extra care to make you as comfortable as possible, and after 30+ years, we have it down to a science. Even our most anxious patients arrive and leave feeling relieved from our expert care and service.
Our office in Clawson is close so you can get your root canal serviced without a long drive or difficult travel. Contact us with questions and schedule an appointment at (248) 602-2522.