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Root canals have a poor reputation – but they are a necessary procedure in some instances. When a tooth is dying or has suffered irreversible trauma, a root canal may be the only way to alleviate the discomfort. The actual procedure, despite the reputation, is not particularly painful. We perform quality root canals for Traverse City residents in our caring and comfortable office.

When is a root canal necessary?

A root canal is a procedure to remove the nerve and pulp from the inside of a tooth. This is necessary when the nerve or pulp has been damaged and is at risk of an infection. Removing this material and sealing the tooth prevents an infection, which can be painful and serious for the patient.

How do I care for a root canal?

You may experience some mild discomfort during the days after a root canal. This can usually be treated with over the counter pain medication. For several days after the procedure it may be beneficial to avoid chewing or stressing the tooth. Over time, you’ll be able to resume full use of the tooth with no problems. Continue to brush and flush as you would normally.

Traverse City Root Canals

Hopefully you do not require a root canal – but if you are experiencing unusual pain or discomfort in a tooth, the procedure could improve your quality of life. Contact us today to make your dental appointment in Traverse City.