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      Root Canal Therapy

      Never ignore a toothache. Tooth pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong.

      The sooner you seek emergency dental care, the more likely we’ll be able to save your tooth and avoid extraction.

      Our emergency dentist does everything in his power to save your smile after a tooth abscess, including root canal therapy.

      Signs you need a root canal include:

      • Persistent toothache
      • Darkening of tooth
      • Loose tooth
      • Prolonged tooth sensitivity to heat and cold
      • Pimple on gums

      Dental pulp is the living tissue inside your tooth. Once a cavity is deep enough to penetrate the inside of your tooth, you’ll need root canal treatment. First, our root canal dentist will take x-rays to determine the extent of tooth decay. Next, our dentist will numb your tooth with local anesthetic. Once you’re properly numb, our dentist will drill a hole through the top of your tooth so he can remove infected pulp.

      Root Canal Procedure

      Throughout the procedure, our dentist will flush the inside of your tooth with water. As a final step, we’ll place a temporary crown over the tooth until we can place a permanent one during your next appointment. A root canal crown restores your tooth to its original strength and appearance.

      During the root canal procedure, our dentist will remove infected dental pulp and seal the tooth. To schedule emergency dental care with our Holland dentist, call VanSlambrouck Family Dentistry at (616) 394-4700.