Root Canal Therapy in Grand Rapids
Comfortable and efficient Root Canal Treatment
A root canal is a narrow chamber that runs down the center of a tooth root. Typically, molars have three to four roots, and each root can have multiple canals. Drs. VanderLugt and Mulder perform root canal therapy to save a tooth that has become infected or abscessed.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is performed to save an infected tooth. First, we open the crown of the tooth and carefully go in with tiny rotary instruments to clean out the diseased material inside the root. It is filled with a rubber-like material to seal and protect the tooth. A crown is then usually placed over the treated tooth. The tooth can continue to function after root canal therapy has been performed as it is still nourished by surrounding tissue.
Friendly, high-tech Root Canal Therapy in one visit
We can complete most root canal procedures in just one visit! We use the latest techniques to ensure a successful procedure. We use precision rotary instruments to hollow out the tooth root, removing the infected tissue. We then use a non-toxic, antibacterial bioceramic material to seal up the root canal in preparation for filling it.
Signs that you may need Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatment is needed when the pulp inside the tooth chamber becomes infected, and results in the tooth being abscessed. Typically, an abscessed tooth causes pain and sensitivity. Here are some signs that you have an infection in your toot:
- Gum tenderness or swelling
- A recurring toothache
- Discomfort when chewing on a particular tooth
- Drainage of pus from a pimple on the gum
- Individually darkened tooth
- Heat or cold sensitivity that lingers
To make an appointment, call 616.455.8400 or click here to request an appointment online.