When people think of root canals, they usually associate them with anxiety and pain. Modern technological advances and improved anesthetics have turned root canal procedures from dreadful operations to relatively painless dental visits.
At John Khoury Dental, Dr. Khoury and his staff make root canal therapy simple and stress-free for all Oxford, MI, patients.
What Is a Root Canal?
Root canal therapy (or endodontic treatment) is a procedure designed to salvage a decaying or cracked tooth. A root canal procedure typically requires two visits to the dentist's office for optimum oral health.
At our office, the steps to a complete root canal include:
- Dr. Khoury will examine the tooth and administer an anesthetic if needed. He will place a dental dam over the area to keep moisture away.
- Dr. Khoury will create an opening in the tooth’s crown. He will then clean the soft tissue in the pulp chamber containing the blood vessels, lymph vessels, and nerves. Finally, he will shape the space for temporary filling.
- The doctor will then fill the root canal with a rubber-like material, sealing the tooth with cement.
- Lastly, Dr. Khoury will place a crown on the tooth to return it to full functionality.
What Can I Eat After a Root Canal?
After root canal therapy, your tooth needs time to heal. Eating hard foods can cause the tooth to shatter.
Therefore, eat soft foods, such as:
Do I Need to Revisit My Dentist?
Schedule a follow-up appointment after your root canal therapy is complete. Doing so will ensure your proper healing.
Make an Appointment with Dr. Khoury Today
For questions or concerns about root canal therapy, call John Khoury Dental at 248-969-7645. You can also visit our office at 1120 S Lapeer Rd, Suite 100, Oxford, MI 48371.