Posted .

Are you someone who has questions about root canal treatment? If so, you’re not alone. Because the treatment can seem complex, many people have many questions about root canal treatment. Because knowing the answers is better than not knowing the answers, our dentist, Dr. Stephen T. McInerney, is happy to help you. To do so, he would like to provide the answers to these commonly asked questions:

Q: What is root canal treatment?

A: Root canal treatment is the process of treating the inner layers of the tooth. This is necessary when the dental pulp becomes inflamed or infected. This can happen when you have deep decay when you have faulty crowns when you have a chip in the tooth and more. Your dentist will remove the infected and damaged portion of the tooth and will fill the tooth with a special dental material. Then, he will complete the treatment by supporting a tooth with a restoration, like a filling or crown.

Q: Is root canal treatment painful?

A: Thanks to advancements in dental technology, root canal treatment isn’t any more painful or uncomfortable than a dental filling treatment.

Q: How long does root canal treatment take?

A: Usually, root canal treatment takes 1-2 hours, but it can take longer if the tooth is severely damaged.

For more information and details about root canal treatment in Bingham Farms, Michigan, please contact Root Canal Specialists, PC at your earliest convenience. When you dial 248-540-9191, our dental team will be thrilled to give you the answers and help you need.