In addition to providing pain relief, root canal treatment has proven to offer many other lasting oral benefits.

Mentioning the words ‘root canal treatment’ to most dental patients garners an immediate reaction of fear. Most people have an outdated perception regarding what the treatment actually is, still holding the belief that it’s a painful and uncomfortable experience is quite common. However, advances in the dental industry have simplified root canal treatment over the span of several decades minimizing pain and recovery time. In fact, many root canals don’t take much longer than a routine check-up.

Ending this stigma surrounding root canal treatment is important because it’s often the best method for saving a tooth. Most dentists and endodontists agree that saving a natural tooth is always the preferred method over tooth extraction. Root canal treatment offers long term benefits that can improve a person’s quality of life.

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment offers benefits that outlast and outperform in comparison to tooth extraction. Although there have been significant advances in dental implants, there is still no implant that can perform its duties as well as the natural tooth. By undergoing root canal treatment and saving the natural tooth, patients experience benefits including:

  • More efficient chewing
  • Normal biting force
  • Natural appearance
  • Limited need for ongoing remedial dental work

For these reasons, root canal treatment should always be the first option when addressing an infected tooth. By seeking out expert care from an endodontist at the earliest stage of infection, patients can boost the likelihood of the results lasting a lifetime.

Why is Root Canal Treatment So Effective?

In a nutshell, root canal treatment involves removing the infected pulp inside a tooth, and then cleaning, filling, and sealing the canal to prevent further damage or infection. This way the patient is free of infection and able to retain their natural tooth. Though dentists are capable of performing root canal treatments, and often do so, it might be more effective to consult an endodontist. Endodontists are dental specialists with an additional two years of extensive training focused on root canal treatments and oral surgery. At Professional Endodontics, our staff is equipped with the latest technology and practices in order to provide a more advanced level of care. In fact, many dentists partner with an endodontist and refer their patients with more complicated dental issues to them. If you’re in need of root canal treatment, contact Professional Endodontics where we are eager to answer all your questions.

About Professional Endodontics

Professional Endodontics has been exceeding the standard of care in Wayne and Macomb counties for over 50 years. The team specializes with treating issues with the inside of the tooth and goes out of its way to provide a safe easy environment for patients. Each member of the practice is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care and values high-quality relationships with referring dentists and specialists. Each endodontist at Professional Endodontics has been individually chosen as Best Dentists. Thanks to contemporary advances in endodontics, Professional Endodontics is able to use innovative technology to treat and save teeth that have suffered damage to the soft tissue within the roots of the tooth.

Professional Endodontics now offers three state-of-the art facilities in Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, and a fully renovated Southfield location in the Comerica Tower. All locations offer the latest in advanced dental deliver systems, microscopy, and digital radiography.

Professional Endodontics
29201 Telegraph Road
Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034
(248) 358-2910