An infection located in the pulp, or inside, of the tooth must be removed with root canal therapy. This type of procedure is meant to save an infected tooth because if left untreated, the tooth will need to be extracted. Commonly, root canal therapy is thought to be painful but in fact, it is actually a pain-relieving treatment.
Our goal is to always do everything in our efforts to save a tooth. Yet, sometimes severely damaged or infected teeth can’t be saved and need to be removed. Your oral health is top priority to us so if a weakened tooth is causing complications, our dentist will perform a gentle extraction.
Don't panic - our dentist can help! If you recently broke your tooth, be sure to collect any pieces, rinse your mouth with warm water, and contact our office for assistance. A break that extends down into the root can be extremely painful so immediate action is necessary. We will examine the tooth and determine the next steps to have you back on your way in short order.
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We never want our patients to suffer dental pain in silence. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact our office as soon as possible. Our emergency dentist in Washington, MI, is available to care for you and provide the necessary treatment to ease your discomfort. Call Washington Family Dental today at (586) 752-4545 or reach us online.