Root Canal Therapy

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Skilled Root Canal Therapy in Lansing

At Downtown Dental Studio, we know infected teeth can negatively impact your quality of life in more ways than one. If you're looking for a practice to skillfully treat your tooth infection, our practice is the place for you. We're proud to pair extensive skills with in-depth dental knowledge to provide quality root canal therapy for new and existing patients.

Whether you've been dealing with tooth pain for a while or it's just started, Dr. Priyanka Watwe and her staff are here to help you get the relief you deserve. Not only that, but we also offer emergency root canal therapy whenever possible. We look forward to meeting you and adapting our Lansing root canal therapy services to your needs. Call us today to schedule your next appointment with our compassionate dental team!


What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that addresses tooth infection by removing harmful bacteria and protecting your tooth from potential infection. Your tooth is durable and can last decades of repeated biting and chewing. However, when your tooth's surface is damaged, it allows harmful bacteria to enter its pulp, which is a soft material containing sensitive nerves and blood vessels. If left untreated, the infection can enter your bloodstream and lead to serious health complications.

Depending on the severity of your tooth infection, we may treat it with antibiotics before treatment. During the procedure, we'll create a small opening in your tooth, and Dr. Watwe can remove the infected tissue from within its pulp. She'll then clean the pulp chamber and root canals, which are then filled with a special antibacterial material and sealed with a filling or other type of dental restoration. Once your tooth has had time to settle, we'll have you visit our dental practice once more so that we can place your permanent restoration to protect your tooth.

7 Signs You May Require Root Canal Therapy

It's not always obvious whether your tooth is infected. The only way to know for certain is to visit our office, where we can take detailed images and provide an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Watwe will determine whether your tooth is compromised and, if so, the extent of the infection. However, there are outward signs of tooth infection that can help you decide to come in for an appointment. Some signs of tooth infection include:

  1. Sensitivity to hot or cold beverages
  2. Oral discomfort when eating
  3. Sudden tooth discoloration
  4. Swollen or tender gums
  5. An outward chip or crack in your tooth
  6. Intense and persistent oral pain
  7. Tooth loosening

Helping You with Dental Emergencies

Your happiness and dental well-being are our dentist and her staff's top priorities. We understand symptoms can arise that complicate an already busy life. If you're dealing with intense pain, difficulty chewing, or hypersensitivity to temperature change, it can leave you questioning what options are available to you. Our dental practice is available for emergency appointments, and you can contact us through the phone or leave a message for us. Our receptionists will work around your schedule to book emergency appointments whenever possible.

Root Canal Therapy FAQs

It's normal to have questions about root canal therapy. That's why our skilled and friendly dental team is here to answer any that you may have. Some frequently asked questions about root canal therapy include:

Is root canal therapy painful?
Root canal therapy has a bad reputation for being painful. However, you can expect minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.

How effective is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is very successful and effective at treating infections and saving your tooth. We'll work with you to establish your infection's severity and plan out the best course of action to treat it.

Will I experience discomfort following root canal therapy?
It's normal to experience some discomfort following root canal therapy as your tooth heals. Dr. Watwe may recommend over-the-counter pain medication to help manage your pain. Should any discomfort persist after a couple of weeks, contact our office so that we can pinpoint the cause and get you out of pain.

How do I avoid the need for root canal therapy?
We recommend that you brush and floss your teeth regularly. Additionally, if you reduce your intake of sugary or acidic foods, you can help prevent your tooth from getting cavities which bacteria can enter.

Lansing Root Canal Treatment for You

Our experienced and friendly team at Downtown Dental Studio is committed to improving and protecting your oral health through skilled root canal treatment in Lansing. We'll not only eliminate your tooth's infection but help prevent future infections from occurring. Our wealth of root canal treatment experience and compassionate chairside manner will make your experience as comfortable as possible. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment and determine whether root canal treatment is right for your smile!



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