Root Canal Therapy in Traverse City and Petoskey, MI
Preserving Oral Health and Eliminating Infection
If you’re experiencing tooth decay, an abscess, or an infection, root canal therapy may be necessary. Dr. Brian Klym at Northwood Dental specializes in performing efficient and comfortable root canal treatments using safe sedation techniques.
Root canal therapy is crucial in eliminating infections and maintaining optimal oral health. Discover why patients in Mount Pleasant, Midland, Cadillac, MI, and beyond trust our top Michigan dentist with their oral health.
Understanding Root Canal Therapy
Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy is not a painful procedure. To better understand root canal therapy, it’s helpful to be aware of the three layers that compose your teeth:
- Enamel: The hard, white outer layer of the tooth.
- Dentin: The thick layer of tissue beneath the enamel.
- Pulp: The soft tissue beneath the dentin that extends to the root, containing nerves and blood vessels.
Root canal treatments alleviate toothaches, preserve natural teeth, and prevent the spread of infection. This procedure involves removing the tooth’s pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels.