Root Canal

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Root Canal Therapy in Dearborn, MI

The Purpose  

A root canal is a preferred alternative to extracting a tooth, which is why so many procedures are performed yearly. The ultimate purpose of this treatment is to save the patient’s original tooth, keeping it well-rooted, healthy and strong. When a tooth is extracted, the gums become vulnerable to decay, infection and loss of bone tissue. A root canal helps you avoid potentially expensive issues in the future.

The Procedure 

A root canal is often completed in about two appointments. There are three main steps involved when getting this treatment: 1) The patient is sedated and the dentist uses special tools to access the tooth’s damaged tissue. 2) We thoroughly clean and disinfect the tooth, then fill it up with a substance called gutta-percha to protect it from future damage. 3) A crown is secured to the top of the tooth to reinforce and protect it. This is commonly done at a separate appointment. 

The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy 

Root canals are advantageous over other dental solutions in a few important ways: - With a root canal you avoid the discomfort and inconvenience of having a tooth pulled. - A root canal allows you to keep your original tooth and avoid the expense of a tooth replacement, like a dental implant or bridgework. - Root canals have a high rate of effectiveness, meaning that in the majority of cases the tooth fully heals and strengthens over time. 

Root canal therapy could be the dental solution you need to return your teeth to good health.
Call Dr. Perry Cellini D.D.S. in Dearborn, MI today at (313) 561-0500 to schedule an appointment!

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