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Don’t Fear Root Canal Therapy in Silver Lake

October 31, 2016

Your dentist in Silver Lake transforms painful, abscessed or otherwise damaged teeth into healthy lasting smiles with modern endodontic therapy. Otherwise known as a “root canal,” endodontics in Silver Lake remove infected tooth pulp and preserve healthy tooth structure above and below the gumline. It’s an effective alternative to tooth extraction, leaving tooth, gums and jaw bone intact and painful symptoms relieved.


Your Topeka Painless Dentist

July 6, 2015

Many people assume that dentistry has to be painful. Dental care is often portrayed negatively focusing on drills, and old fashioned tooth extraction. Patients who look terrified laying on uncomfortable chairs, so it’s no surprise how many millions of Americans report experiencing some level of dental anxiety. At Michel Dental, we don’t think visiting the dentist should hurt. Dr. Michael E. Michel and his skilled team will alleviate your dental pain without causing you more discomfort. Numerous dental health care issues have severely painful effects when left untreated. Preventive care and TMJ, endodontic therapy, and periodontic treatment from Dr. Michel, ensure you’ll have a lifetime of painless smiles. Call Michel Dental in Topeka, KS to schedule an appointment with painless dentist.

TMJ Dentist, Topeka

One of the most painful oral health care concerns a patient can experience is temporomandibular joint dysfunction often called TMJ or TMD. TMD may start as clicking or grinding in the temporomandibular joint (the joint that connect your jawbone – mandible to the rest of your skull), but TMD can lead to extreme pain when opening or closing your mouth, inability to open the mouth wide enough to eat or drink, headaches, neck pain, earaches, and even deafness in extreme cases. Dr. Michel has advanced studies in TMJ dysfunction and treatment through Bio Research prepared him to offer patients non-surgical answers to relieving their TMJ pain.

Endodontics Root Canal Therapy to Relieve Pain

Endodontics is the study and care of the inner tooth (pulp and nerves). Dr. Michel’s years of experience in endodontics make him an ideal choice to relieve pain related to infection of the inner tooth structures. You likely think root canal therapy has to hurt. Root canals have always been the stuff of dentistry nightmares, but innovative care from Dr. Michel will help relieve your pain not cause you more. Most of the pain associated with root canals is caused when the nerve housed inside the root canal is exposed to infection making the tooth extremely sensitive and causing pain. Root Canal Therapy removes the infection, but preserves as much of your natural tooth structure as possible.

Periodontics Gum Disease Therapy

More than 50% of Americans suffer from some level of periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease can make eating, drinking, brushing your teeth, and other daily activities painful. More importantly, infection in the gums can spread through the body leading to fever and nausea, gum tissue or bone loss as well as increasing risk of heart disease, blood clot, and stroke. Periodontal therapy from Michel Dental will help you return to a healthy, pain free smile. By eliminating the infection and discovering the cause of the infection, Dr. Michel doesn’t just treat your gums. He helps you maintain periodontal health going forward.

Contact us for Painless Dentistry, Silver Lake

If you experience tooth pain or discomfort, Dr. Michel can help you reduce pain and improve your overall oral health. Dentistry doesn’t have to hurt, and at Michel Dental, we’ll help you look and feel great. Call us for an appointment today. Our Topeka, KS practice welcomes patients from surrounding communities including Silver Lake, Emporia, Lawrence and Manhattan.


Find Relief in your Tooth Pain with Root Canal Therapy

June 19, 2014

Living in pain is never an easy thing, especially when it comes to your teeth. Tooth pain can be excruciating, and doing nothing about the pain will only make it worse. If you are suffering from an ongoing tooth ache, it is most likely because your tooth is infected. Left untreated, an infected tooth can wreak havoc on the rest of your smile, leaving you with a much more expensive and painful results down the road. Michel Dental understands the importance of making sure your smile is as health as it can be, which is why we offer root canal therapy to our patients!

A root canal needs to be performed when the tooth’s structure has been compromised. Perhaps due to a crack or a large cavity, the tooth’s inner structure has become infected with bacteria, causing you much pain and discomfort. Other things that can cause the need for root canal therapy are deep restorations and dental trauma.

We begin your root canal by focusing on the infected tooth and removing the harmful bacteria. The tooth’s pulp is removed, and then the tooth is filled. After that, a crown is usually placed at the top, protecting the tooth from further harm. At the end, you feel relieved and alleviated of pain!

If you are experiencing sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks, pain, swelling, throbbing, and a bad taste in your mouth, you may need a root canal. Make an appointment at our office, and we’ll be glad to help!

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.

Endodontics and Root Canals in Topeka, KS

February 12, 2013

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.


Endodontic Care from Dr. Michel’s Topeka Office

November 15, 2011

The word “endodontic” may not mean anything to you, but chances are the words “root canal” do.

Many patients have a fear of root canals, which stems in part from a time when modern tools or anesthetics weren’t yet available. Modern root canal therapy from Michel Dental, on the other hand, is surprisingly comfortable, and many patients feel so relaxed during their appointment that they fall asleep.

But First, What Is Endodontics?

Endodontics is concerned with the internal structure of teeth. When a tooth’s internal structure becomes damaged in some way, whether because of a deep cavity, tooth fracture, or some other form of trauma, root canal therapy can be necessary in order to save the tooth and rid it of infection, pain, and swelling.

How Does A Root Canal Work?

If you have a tooth that’s suffered internal damage, Dr. Michel can help you by removing the infected tissue that’s inside and replacing it with a biocompatible material. Then, we’ll place a custom-made crown over your tooth to protect it. This crown has the potential to last for a lifetime.

To find out more about endodontics, root canals, or any other service that Michel Dental offers, give our Topeka office a call today to schedule a visit with Dr. Michel. We serve patients from Topeka, Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan, and surrounding areas.