Phone: 616-363-3821

Root Canal Treatment

What is root canal treatment?
Teeth have small canals inside their roots where the nerve and blood vessels are located. For a variety of reasons, these nerve and blood vessels can become infected. Root canal treatment cleans the infected material from the root canals and refills the canals with a sealer to prevent future infections.

Whom does root canal treatment benefit?
Root canal treatment allows a person to save a tooth that would otherwise have to be removed. If a tooth is in good condition it makes sense to save it with root canal treatment. If a tooth has other serious problems, removing the tooth and replacing it with a dental implant may be a better choice. A thorough dental examination is indicated to determine which is the better option.

How is it done?
A dentist removes the infection inside the root canals. A special sealer is used to fill the canals. In some instances, in order to further strengthen the tooth, a crown is placed over the tooth.

3303 Grand Ridge Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone: 616-363-3821