Repair & Restore Infected Teeth
Root Canal Therapy
If you have a toothache in St. Clair Shores, Dr. Carly Cassleman is here to help. Dr. Cassleman can provide you with the care you need to restore your infected tooth and treat your pain and discomfort. Learn more below, or contact us now for same-day care.
Why Would I Need
Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is the best way to restore infected teeth. When a serious cavity destroys the outer layers of your tooth, or an oral injury cracks or breaks your tooth, this can expose the vulnerable “pulp” inside the tooth.
The pulp is full of blood vessels and nerves, and keeps your tooth alive. When it’s exposed to oral bacteria, it becomes infected and begins to decay and die. Eventually, this can result in the loss of your tooth.
But with root canal therapy, you can save an infected tooth and restore it. Dr. Cassleman will create an opening in the tooth, clean the decayed material out of the inside of the tooth, and then restore your tooth to protect it from further damage.
Common symptoms of an infected tooth include a prolonged, painful toothache, sensitivity to heat, cold, and the pressure of chewing, and gum tenderness and discoloration near the tooth. If you notice one or more of these symptoms, contact St. Clair Tooth Co. to get the care you need.
Understanding The Process
Of Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a relatively simple dental procedure, and it usually takes just a single, 1-2 hour appointment at St. Clair Tooth Co. Dr. Carly Cassleman will begin by cleaning your teeth and numbing your mouth.
Then, once the treatment area is numb, she will trim away damaged and decayed enamel and create a small opening in the tooth. Through this opening, she will remove any decayed or damaged pulp from inside your tooth. After this, Dr. Cassleman will sanitize and disinfect the inside of the tooth, and fill it with a rubber-like material called “gutta-percha” to strengthen it.
Finally, Dr. Cassleman will complete the procedure by placing a filling or a temporary dental crown over your tooth. If you need a crown, you will need to come into our office for a follow-up to have your crown fitted and placed.
Treatment For All Cases
Posterior & Anterior Root Canal Therapy
Unlike some other dentists, Dr. Carly Cassleman offers root canal therapy both for posterior (rear) teeth, as well as anterior (front) teeth. As an expert in endodontic treatment, Dr. Cassleman can handle any case that requires root canal therapy.
Root canals are harder to perform on anterior teeth because they are thinner and smaller, and it’s more difficult to create an opening in the tooth to extract decayed and infected material. But with her years of experience in endodontic therapy, Dr. Cassleman can provide expert root canal therapy even in the most difficult and complex cases.