Effective Root Canal Treatment in Grand Rapids

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If your tooth has suddenly turned grey or you have constant pain when you chew, you might have an infected tooth. At Radiant Smiles, we offer reliable root canal therapy to get you out of pain and restore your oral health. Our team is passionate about protecting your smile with the quality dental care you deserve.

We are proud to offer North View endodontic treatments, and you can trust that we will welcome you with kindness and respect, regardless of the current state of your oral health. Our friendly staff believes that you should be able to enjoy the dental care you need without straining your finances, which is why we accept insurance, CareCredit®, and offer an in-office dental plan. Contact us today to learn more about how our root canal surgery can alleviate discomfort.


What Is Root Canal Surgery?

Root canal therapy is a treatment that addresses infection or decay within your tooth. When your tooth is compromised, it's vulnerable to bacteria entering your tooth's inner chamber. The inner tooth houses the blood vessels and nerves, called the pulp, that support a healthy tooth. If the bacteria reach the pulp, it turns into an infection that can cause pain and even infect your neighboring teeth. Infected pulp will not heal on its own, which is why our Grand Rapids root canal surgery is a reliable way to remove the infected material and protect your oral health.

Do I Need Root Canal Surgery?

There are an array of tell-tale signs that you have an infected tooth, and they don't always cause pain. While some symptoms may seem common sense, others may seem like the result of sensitive teeth. If you're not sure whether your symptoms are indicative of an infection, you can call our office, and we will discuss your symptoms and the next steps needed to protect your smile. Here are some of the most common signs that you may need root canal surgery:

  • Graying or discoloration of your tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Pain when you chew
  • Abscess at the base of your tooth
  • Constant bad taste in your mouth
  • Pain in your tooth or jaw
  • Pus along your gums

Our Grand Rapids Endodontics Process

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When you choose our team for North View endodontics, you select a team that consistently makes your oral health needs and peace of mind a priority. We understand that many people suffer from dental anxiety, especially when they find out they need root canal therapy, but we do everything possible to maximize your comfort. From the open layout of our dental office and soothing atmosphere to the modern technology we use, we actively prioritize your sense of peace and calm.

Our friendly team begins with a thorough exam, complete with scans of your dental structures, to determine the extent of the infection and whether it has compromised other teeth. We will take the time to sit down with you and discuss the results of the exam and your custom treatment plan so you can decide what's best for you.

The dentist will artfully numb the area around the infected tooth and check to ensure you don't feel any discomfort before proceeding. Once we are certain the area is numb, our compassionate dentist creates a tiny access point, gently extracts the infected pulp, cleans out the tooth chamber, and fills it with an antibacterial solution to protect you against reinfection. From there, the access point is sealed, and a filling or crown will be placed depending on your needs. Our team will provide helpful tips and instructions on caring for your tooth as you recover.

Root Canal Therapy FAQs

It's natural to have questions about dental procedures and how they will impact your oral health. That's why we encourage you to share your questions and concerns. Our team is happy to provide the answers and information you need to feel confident in your treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about root canal surgery:

Does root canal therapy hurt?

No. Our team performs root canal therapy to alleviate the pain caused by infected pulp. We also numb the area before the procedure and check on you throughout the treatment to ensure you feel comfortable.

Yes. We offer same-day appointments as often as possible to accommodate emergency root canal therapy to get you out of pain and back to enjoying your day.

If the infection has caused extensive damage or your tooth structure is too compromised to save, then our team offers extractions to remove the decayed tooth and dental crowns to restore the surface area of the tooth.

Grand Rapids Root Canal Surgery

Sudden sensitivity to hot or cold or pain in your tooth may be signs of infection. At Radiant Smiles, we offer the residents of North View root canal therapy to alleviate pain and restore their oral health. We are committed to providing the services you need when you need them most, which is why we offer same-day appointments whenever possible to serve you better. Our team brings years of experience providing great dental care with a compassionate chairside manner to create a positive experience every time you visit. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.



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