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Root Canal Therapy

Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. Root canals are probably the most notorious procedure in dentistry and the most common procedure relating to endodontics. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw.

Dr. Pelok will numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic to start the procedure.Then Dr. Pelok will drill down into the tooth to create an opening into the canal. He will then be able to remove infected tissue and clean the canal. After the infection has been removed, the space if filled with a sealant called gutta percha. It is highly recommended that a tooth that has undergone a root canal is fitted with a crown. This will improve the appearance of the tooth, and will also make it much more likely that the root canal is successful.

"Root canal" has become a scary term for dental patients to hear, but the benefits of the procedure and advances in dental technology have made it much less "scary". Local anesthetics and proper pain medication allow the procedure to be performed with little to no pain in most cases. There may be some soreness following the procedure, but that is normal for most dental procedures. Over the counter painkillers are usually enough to relieve any pain afterwards, but, Dr. Pelok may prescribe medication. The procedure will also relieve you from pain caused by the infection allowing you to enjoy all the foods you love without any pain from heat, cold, or biting too hard. If you are experiencing pain give our office a call today.

You're always welcome to call our office concerning changes and updates to your UAW Dental Insurance at 810-733-2530.  Feel free to ask our staff about changes affecting UAW Dental Insurance coverage for UAW retirees, UAW-GM employees and retirees, UAW-Ford employees and retirees, UAW-Chrysler employees and retirees.  When the Pelok Dental staff receives updated information concerning UAW retiree and employee dental benefit changes for GM, Ford and Chrysler...we will be glad to pass that information on to you.

4560 Beecher Road, Flint, MI 48532 USA
Dr. Scott Pelok Pelok Dental Office at Flint, Michigan (810) 733-2530