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Endodontics – How an Affordable Dentist Can Save Your Tooth

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Has your dentist told you that you need a root canal? Tooth pain is often caused by damage or infection of the tooth’s pulp, which is the inner living tissue that includes nerves and blood vessels. When tooth decay, fractures or advanced gum disease affect the pulp, a root canal treatment is needed to remove it. By finding an affordable dentist to perform a root canal treatment, you can solve the problem without losing your natural tooth. If you don’t have diseased pulp removed, it will eventually die, and this may result in a painful and potentially serious infection that can spread to the jawbone.

Root Canal Pain is a Myth

If you’ve heard that root canal pain is horrible, you’ve encountered a common and outdated myth. When modern anesthetic options are used, root canal treatment is no more painful than getting a standard filling. You should not feel any pain during the procedure. The primary goal of a root canal is to relieve pain.

What is an Endodontist?

An endodontist is a dentist who is specially trained to diagnose and treat problems involving the tooth’s pulp, and perform advanced root canal procedures. Your general dentist may refer you to a specialist in endodontics in Flint for treatment when and if you need a root canal.

8 Steps of a Root Canal Treatment

  1. You will be given anesthesia injections, so you won’t feel any discomfort.
  2. Your endodontist will place a dental dam to isolate the affected tooth.
  3. A hole is drilled to allow access to the pulp and roots.
  4. Diseased pulp is removed, and root canals are cleaned out and disinfected.
  5. Your endodontist will shape the canals, so filling material can be inserted easily.
  6. Rubber-like material is placed into the canals, and they are sealed to prevent re-infection.
  7. The access hole is sealed.
  8. The tooth is fitted for a permanent crown to protect it and restore function.

Experts in Endodontics in Flint

Locating the best specialists in endodontics in Flint may be as simple as asking your family dentist or looking through your local directory. Once you find a trusted provider, schedule an appointment, and let your endodontist help you keep a healthy smile for life.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Flint, call Family Dental Group today at (810) 515-8952 or make an appointment.

Family Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Flint. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Family Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Family Dental Group.

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