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February 12, 2013

Endodontics and Root Canals in Topeka, KS

Here at Michel Dental, we also practice endodontics. This is a special type of dentistry that focuses on the inside of your tooth. This is a soft, sensitive area and can cause you discomfort to alert you that something is wrong. A root canal is a common form of endodontic dentistry.

The inside portion, or pulp, of your tooth is soft, sensitive, and surrounded by a hard protective enamel. When decay or damage weakens your tooth, it makes it possible for bacteria to travel through to the soft pulp inside and cause an infection. You will know if your tooth is infected because it will be painful as there are a lot of nerves in the inner portion of your tooth.

If your tooth is infected, it can be treated using endodontics. The sooner it’s treated, the better, because if ignored the infection could spread and result in you losing a tooth or bones.

Dr. Michel will treat your infected tooth with root canal therapy to remove the infected portion of your tooth and fill it with a biocompatible material to help prevent further infections. Finally, it will be capped with a crown to help protect against future infection and leave you with a strong, healthy tooth. We try our best to make the procedure as comfortable as possible for our patients.

If you have a pain in your tooth, you could need root canal therapy. Please call our office to learn more and to schedule your appointment for endodontic dentistry.

At Michel Dental, we offer quality dental care for a distinctive smile. Our Topeka dental office serves patients from Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan, and surrounding areas. Call us today to schedule your appointment.


 

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