By Lakeshore Dentistry & Implant Center
March 19, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

While root canals may be one of the most feared dental procedures dentists provide, the good news is that this procedure doesn't usually deserve the bad reputation it has received. Here's what you can expect when you visit a dentist at Lakeshore Dentistry & Root CanalImplant Center in Holland, MI for a root canal.

1. Your Dentist Will Give You An Anesthetic

Thanks to today's modern medicine, root canals really don't have to be painful at all. In fact, most Lakeshore Dentistry & Implant Center patients are surprised to find that root canals are generally no more painful than getting a filling.

2. Your Dentist Will Clean Out the Infection

Once your mouth is numb, your Holland, MI dentist will use a special instrument to go in through the top of your tooth and remove any infected, inflamed or decayed tissue buried deep within your tooth root. He or she will then clean the area.

3. Your Dentist Will Fill In the Area

Once your tooth root is free from infection, inflammation, and decay, your dentist will fill in the area to prevent further infection.

4. You Will Receive a Filling or Crown

Lastly, your dentist will repair the top of your tooth with either a filling or a crown. You may receive a temporary crown at the time of the procedure and then return a couple of weeks later for a permanent crown to be placed.

When you visit your dentist at Lakeshore Dentistry & Implant Center in Holland, MI, the process of the getting a root canal doesn't have to be painful or scary. Our caring, compassionate and highly trained doctors, Dr. Ryan Lebster and Dr. Arnold Baker, are committed to your dental health and comfort and will go above and beyond to make sure that you are well taken care of. Give us a call today at (616) 399-3946!