Root Canal Therapy

A root canal can repair and save a tooth that has become infected or is significantly decayed. Signs that a root canal is needed include:

  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness of the gums around the tooth
  • A pimple on the gums
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold temperature

Dr. Brian Klym can efficiently and comfortably perform your root canal, often in one office visit. During the procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed from the tooth. The tooth is then cleaned and sealed.

When our patients have a painful tooth, toothaches or sore teeth, they count on Dr. Klym and our team to get them healthy.

Whether you are from South Boardman, Thompsonville, Petoskey, Williamsburg or right here in Traverse City (49686/49484), call us for pain relief and healing care: (231) 947-7202

Understanding Root Canals - A Teeth Saving, Toothache Ending Therapy

Time to take a positive stance on oral health. Start by rethinking the idea of root canals.

Root Canal Therapy is frequently misunderstood and even dreaded. In reality, the discomfort typically associated with this restorative treatment has to do with the toothache that prompts a dental office visit. Putting off a dentist appointment can increase the painful, tooth-aching memories.

Northwood Dental is ready to change how you feel, and feel about root canal treatment, clinically known as endodontics. Dr. Brian Klym provides Northwood Dental patients with extremely essential endodontic treatment. His proficiency in RTC therapy can make toothaches a distant memory while preserving natural teeth.

Dr. Klym’s extensive experience and training in endodontics achieves for our patients an exceptional level of quality, efficiently and more affordably. His systematic approach and depth of training means patients are much less likely to have recurring infection and need to have work redone.

Without a toothache, root canal treatment would rarely rise above the discomfort some might have experienced during a normal dental visit. Of course, Dr. Klym’s DOCS certification and use of anxiety removing sedatives virtually assures patients will have painless and surprisingly pleasant treatment visits. In addition, Dr. Klym makes ‘enhanced’ root canal therapy possible. The key characteristics of RTC Therapy:

  • Expertise developed through comprehensive experience (endodontics, preventive, implants, cosmetic, sedation)
  • Efficient convenience and precise treatment returns obvious savings (first time right)
  • Superb success rate drastically reduces re-infection & return visits
  • Meticulous examination and expert awareness effectively sideline failure (using the Kodak 90003D Scanner)
  • Enhanced comfort and calm with sedation dentistry (when needed*)
    * Because of the advanced methods we use, sedation is not requested as much as many would think.

Listen: Besides significant training, experience and expertise in restorative dentistry, Dr. Klym talks about the advantages of using advanced technology in root canal therapy.

REVIEW the following to understand in detail how Dr. Klym achieves “done right, the first time” results.

  • Dental Health Carefulness
    Meticulously cleaning out canal debris and sealing the tooth root is crucial. With this level of detail attentiveness, the positive tradeoff can be lifelong health rejuvenation rather than re-infection and cost and time consuming return visits.
  • Success Focused Treatment
    Roots that are poorly cared for and inadequately filled will cause the failure of root canal treated teeth. The likelihood of saving teeth with a root canal is greatly increased when knowledge, skill and thoroughness are expertly intertwined.
  • Preventing Chronic, Costly Inconvenience
    Second time around, retreated root canals are known to be less successful even with the best approach and in the most skillful hands. Poor treatment can be the cause of chronic abscesses, which require more expensive retreatment, inconveniencing you as well, and in too many cases, distressing tooth loss.
  • Positioned For Exceptional Precision
    With the experience of thousands of root canals and advanced magnification, Dr. Klym can see what other dentists often cannot like the FOUR canals first upper molars (teeth #3 and #14) Without the latest microscopic tools and an experienced eye for this kind of detail, these tiny MB2 canals (mesiao-buccal) can be missed. When that ‘fourth’ canal is left unfilled, infection of the tooth is likely to occur. This means the tooth will need a post and core crown buildup. Crowns breaking during treatment will again increase the treatment fee. Redoing the root canal after a crown fracture, which occurred during removal, may mean taking out post and replacing with ANOTHER crown.
Root Canal

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