Root Canals in East Lansing, MI
Campus Dental Care Wants to Save Your Teeth!
If you are having tooth pain or have been in an accident you may have options on the care you need, including a Root Canal. Root canal therapy refers to a treatment in which your dentist removes the bacterial infection that has entered your tooth’s pulp or nerve chamber.
The professionals at Campus Dental Care are trained in the latest techniques to properly diagnose and treat your situation. You should see us immediately for a consultation to find out your options.
Diagnoses and Treatment of Pain
Oral pain such as toothaches, cracked or fractured teeth can often be difficult to pinpoint. Because of a vast network of nerves in the mouth, the pain of a damaged or diseased tooth often is felt in another tooth, headache, neck-ache, earache, and can be called referred pain.
Root Canals treat the inside of the tooth. Root Canal therapy is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, trauma to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
Root Canal Therapy
What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is treatment of the infected or inflammed dental pulp (nerve) which aims at eliminating the infection, the infection source and further protecting the remaining tooth from future bacterial invasion. There are 4 basic steps; location and negociation of the canals, shaping the canals, cleaning the canals and finally filling the canals. Following root canal therapy, it is generally recommended to return to our office within 30 days for a permanent restoration of the tooth.