Receive Comfortable Root Canals in Sterling Heights

Like many people, you may have a negative impression of root canal treatment. This procedure is often referred to as one of the worst possible dental treatments there is. However, our patients report that our Sterling Heights root canals are no more uncomfortable than having a tooth filled. In addition, our treatment will:

  • Stop the throbbing pain from your toothache
  • Save your tooth from needing an extraction
  • Prevent other problems with your teeth and gums
  • Prepare your tooth for restoration with a new crown

If you’re in dental pain, don’t wait any longer to do something about it. Call Laser Dental Associates today at 586-977-9050 to schedule an emergency appointment. We can fit you in on the same day in most cases. You’ll find our office at 36150 Dequindre Road, Suite 800 – conveniently located in the Laurel Valley Office Center.

Save Your Tooth With a Root Canal

Root canal therapy is actually a very beneficial treatment. Not only will it get you out of pain, it also allows us to save your tooth in most cases. Rather than extracting it, your dentist will repair the tooth. Here’s how the root canal process works:

  • We’ll perform an exam and take a set of digital X-rays for a detailed look at the affected tooth and its roots.
  • Your dentist will use The Wand® to administer pain-free local anesthesia, ensuring that the area we’re working on is completely numb. We also have inhaled sedation using laughing gas if you need help getting relaxed.
  • We’ll remove the diseased inner part of the tooth that’s causing the problem.
  • We’ll fill the inner chamber of the tooth with a rubber-like material.
  • We can make you a beautiful new crown on-site using our CEREC system. It will cap and strengthen the tooth to prevent further problems.

After your root canal procedure is finished, you’ll feel good as new, and virtually all your chewing power will be restored.

For comfortable root canals in Sterling Heights, visit Laser Dental Associates. Call us today at 586-977-9050 to schedule your consultation.

Common Questions About Root Canals

What are root canals?

Root canal treatment (often shortened to just “root canal”) involves cleaning out the infected inner part of a tooth known as the pulp chamber. Your dentist will remove the infected pulp and seal the root canals with a rubber-like material. This procedure stops your pain and saves the tooth from an extraction.

Why are root canals needed?

Root canals are needed when the pulp inside the tooth becomes diseased. This can happen either when a cavity goes untreated and infection spreads to the pulp, or when a tooth undergoes some sort of trauma that allows bacteria inside. In either case, we can usually save the tooth with root canal treatment.

Are root canals painful?

Contrary to popular belief, root canals are no more painful than having a tooth filled, especially at Laser Dental Associates. We use syringe-free local anesthesia with The Wand® , so you won’t feel a thing while we repair your tooth. If you need extra help relaxing, we offer safe, gentle laughing gas that will give you an all-over feeling of euphoria and relaxation.