Root Canal Therapy in Wayne, MI

Eliminate Dental Infections and Restore Your Oral Health

When a tooth gets infected, bacteria can cause dental sensitivity and tenderness, leading to tooth loss if left untreated. At Village Dental, our skilled dentist in Wayne, MI, can save a tooth with root canal therapy

When you notice severe pain in a tooth, you should always give Village Dental a call. Dr. Mujtaba Khan can treat your infected pulp and save your tooth from removal with root canal therapy. We proudly offer painless root canal treatment to patients in Romulus, Westland, Inkster, and surrounding areas. 

Young male patient holding his cheek in painWhat Is Root Canal Therapy?

The inner chamber of your tooth contains small nerves and blood vessels, known as the root canal or pulp. Root canal therapy eliminates dental infection by accessing and removing infected bacteria from the dental pulp. By acting quickly, root canal treatment can help to avoid a tooth extraction, which is the last resort to stopping the spread of tooth infection. 

How Dental Pulp Gets Infected

There are several ways your tooth can become infected, such as:

  • Cracks or chips in the tooth
  • Untreated cavities
  • Deep dental decay
  • Multiple dental procedures on the same tooth 
  • Dental trauma

Symptoms of an Oral Infection

The best way to preserve your tooth from infection is through early intervention. Along with severe tooth pain and sensitivity, additional symptoms that indicate the need for root canal therapy include:

  • Discomfort while eating
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Pimple (fistula) on the gums
  • A tooth with discoloration
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Difficulty chewing
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • A loose tooth

If you’re experiencing these or related symptoms, schedule an appointment with our Wayne, MI, dentist by calling (734) 722-1617

The Root Canal Treatment Process

Dr. Khan will examine the area to determine if root canal therapy is the ideal treatment for you. If he decides that it will help treat your issue, the root canal treatment procedure will include these steps:

  1. Preparing the Affected Area: Before starting, Dr. Khan will apply a local anesthetic to the infected tooth to numb the area so you won’t feel any pain.
  2. Removing the Infection: Once the numbing agents are active, your dentist creates a small hole in the tooth to remove the infected tissue. After cleaning and disinfecting the root canal, Dr. Khan will fill it with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha and seal it with a protective resin.
  3. Placing a Dental Restoration: Dr. Khan will place a porcelain crown over your tooth. Your dental crown will match the color, size, and shape of your natural teeth and provide added strength and durability.

Sometimes, the root canal is too damaged for treatment. If this happens, Dr. Khan will perform a tooth extraction to remove all diseases or decay and protect your oral health. You’ll receive one of our long-lasting tooth replacement options, such as a dental implant, dental bridge, or dentures.

Young woman smilingRoot Canal Therapy Aftercare

It’s crucial to follow all of Dr. Khan’s care instructions after a root canal to ensure a successful recovery. You may experience mild pain once the numbness of a local anesthetic subsides, as well as slightly swollen gums. Dr. Khan recommends over-the-counter pain relievers to alleviate any discomfort. 

You should be able to resume normal activities a few days after your procedure. You’ll also attend a post-procedure checkup at our Wayne dental office so Dr. Khan can ensure the infection is gone. If you’re experiencing severe pain after your treatment, call our office at (734) 722-1617 to schedule an early checkup visit. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Protect and Preserve Your Teeth With Dr. Khan

With a safe and virtually painless root canal treatment, Dr. Khan can relieve painful symptoms of infection and preserve your natural tooth. If you suspect your tooth is infected, don’t wait to schedule an appointment at our Wayne, MI, office by calling (734) 722-1617. You can also book a consultation or request more information online by filling out our contact form.

Village Dental

35100 E. Michigan Ave.
Wayne, MI 48184

Office Hours

Monday
9am – 6pm
Tuesday
10am – 7pm
Wednesday
9am – 6pm
Thursday
9am – 6pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
8am – 2pm
(1st and 3rd of the month)
Sunday
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