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(248) 887-8387
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By David J. Campbell DDS
January 28, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: root canal  

Dr. David Campbell of White Lake, MI, can help eliminate dental pain by providing patients with a root canal. When a tooth becomes infected, the roots and pulp become inflamed, causing massive nerve pain. A patient needs a root canal right away. An infection will not magically disappear on its own. Schedule an appointment with your friendly family dentist as soon as possible.

The Root Canal Procedure

A root canal procedure is quite simple. Your White Lake, MI, dentist enters the root canal, disinfecting and filling the canal to prevent future bacteria from entering again. Numbing agents keep your pain at a minimum. When all the infected material is removed and the area is clean, Dr. Campbell then places a crown on top to further protect the tooth.

What Causes a Tooth Infection?

So, what causes the infection in the first place? There are several possible answers. Here are a few reasons why:

  • People who have a poor oral or dental regimen don't entirely remove food debris from their teeth. When you don't brush and floss properly, this causes cavities or infection to develop.
  • Not taking care of your teeth also leads to the accumulation of plaque on tooth surfaces. Acid-producing bacteria break down the enamel and result in tooth loss and gum disease.
  • Damaged teeth due to an accident, like cracks, chips, and fractures, make it easier for bacteria to infiltrate the protective dental surfaces and infect the pulp. 

Getting a root canal is important for keeping your teeth healthy. Visiting your dentist twice a year for a regular checkup and getting your teeth professionally cleaned can prevent root canals. You also need to take good daily care of your teeth and eat a healthy diet.

If you'd like to learn more about root canal therapy, then call to schedule an appointment with your White Lake, MI, family dentist, Dr. David Campbell at (248) 887-8387