The word “root” can mean a number of things. The square root of a number is a number that, when multiplied to itself, will result in a product equal to that number. Root vegetables are those that grow underground, where the root of the plant is the part which people eat. Root beer is named after the sassafras root that the beverage is derived from. Your roots are synonymous with your personal family history. The roots of your teeth – they are anchors responsible for keeping your teeth healthy and alive. When your tooth roots become infected, you will probably need root canal therapy. Dr. Aziza Askari is an endodonist in the Farmington Hills area. This means that she is available to provide gentle, expert root canal therapy to patients in need.
A cavity inside the part of your tooth that resides below the gumline is likely to infiltrate your roots and root canals. The canals contain nerve endings, pulp chambers, and cellular material that are extremely sensitive. A healthy root canal will remain protected by healthy teeth. When a tooth is severely damaged or deeply decayed, the root canal can easily become infected as well. Similar to a filling, a root canal procedure simply goes deeper, allowing Dr. Askari to treat the infected tooth as well as the infected roots and canals.
Root Canal Procedures: Not so Bad
If you’ve never needed a root canal procedure, you may wonder if the symptoms are painful. One common tell-tale sign is sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages. Occasionally, an actual darkening of the tooth will appear. Abscesses can occur which are usually marked by a pimple-like bump that is full of pus and very uncomfortable. Abscesses must be treated with aggressive antibiotics to avoid losing the tooth. Root canal treatments were designed to save at least some of the tooth structure when a tooth decays to this level. The good news is that many patients report that their root canal therapy at Comfort Dental Spa is very similar to the experience of receiving a simple filling. If you are very frightened about root canal therapy, we offer sedation dentistry to provide you with a relaxed experience.
Root Canals from Farmington Hills Dentist
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Askari, contact Comfort Dental Spa at (248) 474-6434. We serve patients from Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Livonia, Northfield, and the surrounding communities near Detroit.