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Here is a quick overview of what is happening to you during your root canal therapy. With a bit of knowledge of what to expect, you can be prepared and ready if you ever need a treatment.

Our dentist, Dr. James Shaheen, wants to make sure you are as comfortable as possible with any procedure that might be performed. That’s why our team at Smiles of Grand River in New Hudson, Michigan, want to give you a brief walkthrough of what is happening during a root canal treatment.

Once the infected tooth, and the surrounding area has been numbed, the nerve of the tooth and in the areas in the root (known as the root canal) is removed. Then the inside of your tooth and root canal is cleaned. Finally, typically a temporary filling is placed on the top of the tooth to protect it until a more permanent filling can be placed to avoid any further infection or disease in the treated tooth.

If you ever have any questions about a procedure or therapy, give us a call at 734-707-8764 and schedule an appointment. Our team will be happy to help you feel comfortable and relaxed around any treatment you might receive.