Uncover the Truth about Root Canal Therapy
Over the years, root canals have gotten a bad rap. Root canal therapy actually saves a tooth from extraction and alleviates the pain and pressure caused by infection and swelling. When a tooth sustains severe trauma or develops extensive decay, the nerve, also called the pulp, can become infected. Pain results from infection, which causes increased blood flow to the tooth and creates pressure in the canals.
Dr. Banda will perform a root canal to remove the diseased pulp and salvage your tooth. Once he cleans out the tooth, he'll fill it with a man-made substance and seal it to prevent further infection. You may experience mild discomfort afterward, but over-the-counter pain medications should relieve these symptoms.
Don't live with oral pain. If you have a damaged tooth or a toothache, call to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Banda today. Cranbrook Dental Care in Bloomfield Hills serves patients from Troy, Birmingham, Royal Oak, and the surrounding areas. For more about root canals, visit our patient library.