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.