Root Canal in Warren
When your teeth get damaged from injury, gum disease, or tooth decay, they may become infected and cause decay to spread to other parts of the tooth via the root canals. In such cases, Wassim El-Awadi, DDS in Warren, MI may recommend root canal therapy to remove all infection from the tooth, cleanse the root canal, and fill the site with dental material for further tooth restoration.
Root Canal in Warren, MI
If an infected tooth is left untreated, it will not only cause you a lot of pain, but also allow the infection to spread to other parts of the body, resulting in health complications especially for people with diabetes and heart conditions. You may also end up having to extract that tooth and replacing it, increasing the cost of recovery. Conversely, root canal therapy can effectively save a severely damaged tooth, followed by dental crown placement to strengthen the tooth structure and restore its natural look.
What to expect - Root Canal
If you’re a candidate for root canal therapy, Dr. El Awadi will gently numb the tooth and surrounding area to eliminate any pain during the procedure. Next, he’ll drill a hole into your tooth to access the infected pulp or damaged nerve tissue and completely remove it using state-of-the-art dental equipment. After the pulp and nerve tissue has been removed, any debris left in the canal is flushed-out using a special solution.
Topical antibiotics are then applied to the canal to get rid of any remaining infection, after which it can be sealed with a rubber compound (gutta-percha). Though the cavity has been filled, the tooth structure has been weakened. So a crown is placed over the restoration to both strengthen and protect the tooth. The crowns are fabricated from tooth-colored material to ensure your smile looks natural.
Who needs root canal treatment?
Most cases of large cavities and extensive tooth damage that causes the nerve tissues in the tooth pulp to become exposed, inflamed, and painful can be treated with root canal therapy, as the only alternative to tooth extraction.If you have any questions or concerns about root canal therapy, our staff will be waiting for you call to give you the answers you need. Please contact our office in Warren, MI to schedule an appointment with Dr. El Awadi to discuss your specific needs.