• September 15, 2019

The pain didn’t seem too awful at first. Sure, you had to let your coffee cool down before you could drink it, but that wasn’t so bad. You had to avoid cold stuff, too, like ice cream, but you could manage that.

Then you started waking up with a painful tooth. It was bearable, even if it was a little distracting when you were trying to work.

But now that toothache is causing you nothing but pain, and it never goes away. You likely have a tooth infection, and you likely need a root canal to start feeling like yourself again. Thankfully, you can visit Brandon Family Dental in Ortonville, MI to get your smile back on track — and stop your pain.

Call 248-469-0218 today to make an appointment to end your pain and save your smile.

Stop Your Pain

Toothaches are no fun for anyone. They make it difficult to eat the food that you want to eat, and they can interfere with your daily life.

A root canal procedure is often the best solution to this problem. It’s part of our restorative care.

We also know that root canals don’t have the best reputation. You may have heard about someone having a bad experience with this procedure, or you may have had a bad experience with another dentist years ago.

By coming to our practice, we can use modern dental techniques to repair your tooth, restore your smile, and keep you pain-free in the process.

In addition to local anesthetic, we offer sedation dentistry. For many people, inhaled sedation (laughing gas) is just what they need. Within minutes of inhaling the gas, you can feel your anxiety fade away. The gas also blocks pain, so you don’t feel anything during your procedure.

If you need something stronger, we have that, too. Oral sedation involves taking a dose of medication prior to your appointment. After we know that it’s taken effect, we get rid of the infection in your tooth. Then we fill the tooth with a special material. The final step is capping the tooth (usually with a dental crown), so your tooth looks and functions like a natural tooth again.

How To Avoid A Tooth Infection

While we can help you treat a toothache, we would prefer to help you avoid one completely whenever possible.

The best way to do that is to make preventive dental care a regular part of your life.

This starts with your daily oral hygiene routine. The American Dental Association recommends brushing twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste with fluoride. You also should floss between your teeth and gums each day. This is how you clean the spaces between your teeth that your toothbrush can’t reach.

Last but not least, you should schedule regular dental cleanings and exams at Brandon Family Dental. Our team will remove any plaque or tartar buildup in your mouth, which reduces your risk of cavities and gum disease.

And if we find signs of problems, we let you know, so we can address it before it causes a tooth infection.

Visit Us Soon

Whether you need a root canal or you want to avoid one, we hope you will visit our team in Ortonville, MI soon. To request an appointment, contact us online or call 248-469-0218 today.