586-777-0260 Appointment Same Day (Emergency) Appointment

Endodontics in Detroit, MI

Hour top dentists detroit logo top 25 women in dentisty logo 40 under 40 logo academy of general dentistry logo board of periodontolodgy logo Women Awards logo michigan dental association logo mpa logo
Hour top dentists detroit logo top 25 women in dentisty logo 40 under 40 logo academy of general dentistry logo board of periodontolodgy logo michigan dental association logo mpa logo Hour top dentists detroit logo top 25 women in dentisty logo 40 under 40 logo academy of general dentistry logo board of periodontolodgy logo michigan dental association logo mpa logo

Restore and Maintain Your Oral Health in Detroit, MI

Our Detroit endodontic care can provide patients with the relief they need to restore their teeth and gums. At Lakeshore Dental, our experienced team is dedicated to providing the highest quality care and ensuring that each patient’s individual needs are met. Root canal therapy can be an effective treatment for severe tooth decay, relieving pain and restoring the natural shape of your teeth. Our dentists are specialists in treating the tooth’s root and pulp to restore your strongest, healthiest smile.

Request a Consultationwhite right arrow

lakeshore dental operating room for endodontics

Endodontics at Lakeshore Dental

At Lakeshore Dental in Detroit, MI, our team of experienced dentists and staff specialize in providing the highest quality endodontic care.

Our dentists have the knowledge and expertise to diagnose, treat, and prevent a wide range of dental issues related to root canal therapy. In addition to our state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge endodontic techniques, we take a compassionate and personalized approach to every procedure.

What is an Endodontist?

An endodontist is a specialized dentist who focuses on diagnosing and treating diseases or injuries related to the tooth's innermost layer. Endodontists focus on the intricate treatment of the root canals within teeth, which includes areas such as the pulp chamber, root canals, and dental nerve tissue. These areas are particularly prone to disease and injury due to their fragile nature. Endodontists specialize in performing complex root canal procedures, diagnosing trauma or decay-related damage, and restoring the functionality and aesthetics of affected teeth.

What does an Endodontist treat?

An endodontist is trained to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions related to the inside of the tooth, such as:

  • Trauma-related damage: cracks, chips, fractures, and avulsions that affect only the tooth’s hard tissue (enamel and dentin).
  • Infection-related damage: deep decay that has penetrated into the pulp chamber resulting in pain.
  • Structural-related issues: congenital anomalies such as impacted teeth or external resorption caused by developmental issues.

What is the difference between an Endodontist and a General Dentist?

Endodontists and general dentists provide critical services within the field of dentistry, but they have different specialties that focus on different areas. Generally speaking, endodontists are more specialized in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the innermost layers of the teeth, like the roots, pulp chamber, and dental nerve tissue. Meanwhile, general dentists offer a broad range of treatments, including cleanings, fillings, crowns, bridges, extractions, and implants.

When should I see an Endodontist?

If you experience any of the following symptoms, it is likely time to make an appointment with an endodontist:

  • Severe pain and persistent sensitivity when eating hot or cold foods
  • Swelling and tenderness in the gums (may be accompanied by fever)
  • An abscess (pus-filled bump) on the gums near the affected tooth
  • Darkening or discoloration of the affected tooth
  • Swollen lymph nodes around the neck, jaw, and face areas

Additionally, if you are experiencing a crack or chip in your tooth, visiting an endodontist is essential, as they have specialized instruments that can reach deeper layers in your teeth without causing further damage or discomfort. An endodontist can also help manage other dental issues that may arise from trauma involving the hard tissue of a tooth, such as chips and fractures.

Preparing for Root Canal Therapy

Before root canal treatment begins, the patient will have a consultation with the endodontist. During this meeting, the dentist will thoroughly assess and diagnose the condition of their tooth or teeth and discuss possible treatment options.

The endodontist may also take x-rays to better understand what is happening inside the mouth so that they can properly treat the problem. To prevent potential complications, it’s essential to discuss any medications you take as well as any known allergies. Patients should also inform their doctor if they are pregnant or have had dental work done previously that could affect their current treatment plan.

Dr weiner detroit endodontist

The Root Canal Procedure

The root canal procedure begins with the doctor numbing the tooth and gums for comfort.

Depending on the extent of the treatment, an anesthetic may be administered to help manage pain before, during, and after the treatment. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, your dentist will use a small dental drill to create an opening in the top of the tooth, allowing them to access the inside chambers and roots. They will use a file and a small vacuum to clean out any bacteria, infection, or debris. Once the infected tissue is thoroughly cleaned out, a medicated material is placed into each chamber of the tooth, followed by a sealant. This process usually takes 45-90 minutes, depending on how extensive your condition is.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

After the root canal procedure, the patient may experience some soreness and tenderness for a few days. Patients should take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain and swelling. The tooth will likely be sensitive to hot and cold temperatures for a short period, but this should gradually subside with time. Patients should avoid eating hard or chewy foods immediately following their treatment. Additionally, it is crucial to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly after completing the root canal. Avoiding alcohol and nicotine products during recovery can also help ensure the healing process goes smoothly.

Why Lakeshore Dental?

At Lakeshore Dental, patients can expect the highest quality care in a comfortable, friendly environment. The team is well-versed in the latest dental techniques and technologies that promote healthier teeth and gums and brighter smiles.

Schedule Your Detroit, MI Endodontics consultation at Lakeshore Dental Today

We strive to provide the best endodontics Detroit has to offer at Lakeshore Dental. Contact us for a consultation to learn more about how endodontics can help restore your smile.

Endodontics FAQs

Endodontic treatment is not painful as the numbing process ensures that the patient does not feel discomfort during the procedure.

Endodontic treatment is usually successful, and complications are rare.

Depending on the severity of your condition, a dental crown may be recommended to protect your tooth from further damage and restore its natural shape.

It is recommended that you have someone drive you home after endodontic procedures if you receive any type of sedation.

It is generally recommended to wait at least one hour before eating or drinking following a root canal procedure.

The cost of endodontic treatment will vary depending on the severity and complexity of your case.

Request a Consultation

Contact our office today to request an appointment or click below to book online. A team member will reach out to confirm your appointment.

18501 E 8 Mile Rd, Eastpointe, MI 48021

By submitting this you agree to be contacted by LakeShore Dental via text, call or email. Standard rates may apply. For more details, read our Privacy Policy.