Root Canal Treatment in Warren, MI

Relieve your pain with Dr. Stone

If tooth decay reaches the pulp, or the deepest layer of the tooth, root canal treatment may be necessary to save the tooth. During root canal therapy, Dr. Stone will remove the infected portion of the tooth, which will alleviate your pain and preserve the natural tooth.

This treatment typically involves little to no pain, thanks to the use of dental sedation. In fact, many patients report feeling pain relief almost instantly after their root canal treatment!

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Signs you may need root canal therapy

Symptoms of an infected root canal are similar to those of a cavity, but the pain is likely to be more severe. If you’re experiencing the following symptoms, you may require root canal treatment:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
  • Tender or swollen gums

If you have a toothache, contact our Birmingham office as soon as possible by calling (248) 644-8520. Dr. Stone will determine the best course of action to help alleviate the pain.

The Root Canal Treatment Process

During root canal therapy, Dr. Stone will create a small entry point at the top of the crown to reach the diseased pulp. We’ll also provide you with a local anesthetic to numb the surgical site to ensure you feel no pain or discomfort.

Dr. Stone will remove the pulp, disinfect the inside of the tooth, and use a rubber-like material called gutta-percha to seal the root canal. Then, our Birmingham team will place a natural-looking, porcelain dental crown over the tooth for additional protection.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canal Treatment

Get the care you need today

If you’re suffering from an infected tooth, Dr. Stone can treat it with root canal therapy to save your tooth and relieve any pain or discomfort. Give us a call at (248) 644-8520 or fill out a contact form to schedule an appointment with our Birmingham dentist.