A root canal treatment is performed by drilling a small hole into the top of the tooth and removing the infected nerve. The inner chamber is cleaned and disinfected. The canals are filled with an elastic material and medication designed to prevent infection. Once the infection is resolved the canal is filled in to prevent any further infection. Usually, a core build-up and crown are recommended for restoring a tooth that has had root canal therapy. After your root canal treatment, we recommend you brush and floss carefully and rinse the tooth several times a day.
If you are suffering from persistent pain and sensitivity we may recommend root canal therapy. If you think you may need a root canal, contact us at our Lansing office to schedule an appointment.