Root Canals

Looking for a Root Canal Specialist in Michigan?

The dentists and endodontists at Southfield Family Dental Center can help!

Root canals have a reputation for being painful. However, most patients will tell you it is no more uncomfortable than getting a filling. Southfield Family Dental Center dentists use advanced technology to ensure our root canal procedures are as stress-free and pain-free as possible.

Common Signs You May Need a Root Canal:

  • Recurring trouble with a tooth.
  • Severe pain when you chew and apply pressure to it.
  • Tooth sensitive to hot and/or cold.
  • Swelling, tenderness or a bump on the gums near that tooth.

Only your dentist will be able to tell you if you need a root canal. If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule an exam with an experienced endodontist at Southfield Family Dental Center.

What is a “Root Canal?”

The "root canal" is the hollow space within the root of the tooth. A root canal procedure removes the nerve (which may be dead if infected) and the pulp of the tooth. Once the area is cleaned and properly prepared, the tooth is protected with a crown that will save the tooth to avoid complete removal. Both procedures are performed in our Michigan dental offices. It typically takes 2 visits to complete the procedure. During the first visit, we will perform the root canal procedure and prepare the tooth to receive a crown. This involves shaping the tooth into an abutment and placing a temporary crown on it. We will take impressions and send them to a lab to create your permanent crown. At your next visit, we will remove the temporary crown and replace it with a permanent crown.

If you have any questions or concerns about our Root Canal Therapy procedure, please call our office at (248) 234-9987. We will be happy to answer any questions about the procedure, the cost and how many visits to plan for.