What is a root canal?

Root canal treatment is a treatment most often used to restore the health of a tooth affected by serious infection or disease. When the inner layer of the tooth, called the dental pulp, becomes decayed or damaged, it can lead to a severe infection that causes significant pain. When allowed to progress untreated, this infection may result in the death of the tooth and necessitate tooth extraction. Because we want to help you keep your teeth healthy and free from pain, our dentist may recommend root canal treatment. During this treatment, Dr. Alberto A. Herrero gently removes the infected tissues from the tooth, thoroughly cleans the inside of the tooth and the root canal system, and fills the tooth. In most cases, a dental crown is used to cap the tooth and protect it after root canal treatment.

Does a root canal hurt?

We understand that root canal treatment has a reputation for being painful; however, with modern dental techniques and technology, a root canal in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is usually a fairly comfortable treatment. Our team is dedicated to providing you with a dental experience that is as painless as possible. To learn more about root canal treatment and to set up your next appointment at our office, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to improving your oral health!