Category Archives: Root Canal Therapy

Holland root canal

Holland Root Canal

Root canal therapy in Holland

When you hear the words “root canal,” there’s no reason to be nervous. We at Lakeside Smiles have some good news, which is that because of the many advancements that have been made in dental techniques, and the state-of-the-art equipment that is now commonly used, the procedure is one you will find comfortable and virtually free of pain. Even better news is that our Holland root canal is often the only thing standing between you and a lost tooth. Keeping your natural teeth is always the first and best option.

Your tooth has protective layers around it so that the nerve and pulp inside will be shielded from damage and from the effects of bacteria. Unfortunately, if that barrier is breached, such as when you have a large cavity, a loose or lost filling, or a chipped or cracked tooth, those sensitive parts of your inner tooth become vulnerable. Inflammation and infection become very possible, and if either occurs, you are going to need our Holland root canal. It is very likely that you will experience pain, and it might be severe, especially when you chew or you apply pressure to the tooth. Even if the pain is minimal right now, it probably will not remain that way for long. You might also notice sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks, gum tenderness, or tooth discoloration. Our Holland root canal is a non-surgical process that is performed by our dentist under local anesthesia. Most patients report very little or even no pain at all while having the procedure done. And when it is completed, you will have a tooth that is strong and viable, and free of pain.

It is a good idea to take immediate action if you have tooth pain or any of the other noted symptoms. The more quickly you get treatment, the better the chances are for a successful outcome. Call us now to get a prompt appointment.

200 North Maple St. P.O. 506
Fennville, MI 49408
(269) 475-3818

Tooth Extractions in Holland

Holland Emergency Dentist

Tooth Extractions in Holland

Tooth Extractions in Holland

Getting a tooth pulled is a last resort. At Lakeside Smiles, we do everything in our power to help you to retain your natural teeth. That starts, of course, with prevention of tooth decay. We recommend daily brushing and flossing, a nutritious diet, limiting sugar consumption, and trips to our office twice per year for a complete exam that includes x-rays and a teeth cleaning. But sometimes, losing a tooth becomes unavoidable. And when that happens, you can depend on our tooth extractions in Holland.

When you have to get your tooth removed, it can be an emergency. This may be due to severe pain. We don’t want you to suffer needlessly and you that’s why we offer urgent care when you need an emergency dentist. Just call us and we will make every effort to have you treated as quickly as possible. Pain, along with sensitivity to hot or cold beverages, tooth discoloration, and tender gums may all be present. The first option will be to save the tooth through root canal therapy. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, so that’s when we will suggest our tooth extractions in Holland.

If you’re nervous, we understand, but let us assure you that your tooth will be removed with the least amount of discomfort possible. Our dentist is highly-skilled and experienced and modern methods and equipment have made the process much smoother. Of course, you will receive a local anesthetic to numb you during our tooth extractions in Holland. Afterward, stitches may be required. Gauze will be offered to stem any bleeding, which is a perfectly natural thing after having a tooth pulled.

You will get detailed instructions on how to proceed for the next 24 hours. Over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription strength versions are the ideal way to manage any pain you feel after the anesthetic wears off. You should use an ice pack, holding it on the outside of your mouth on the side where the tooth was removed. This will assist in reducing both pain and swelling. We recommend rinsing frequently with warm salt water. You should take it easy for the remainder of the day after our tooth extractions in Holland, avoiding any physical exertion, and confine yourself to soft foods.

Teeth Removal Holland
571 Michigan Avenue
Holland, Michigan 49423
616-604-4937

Dentist in Holland

Dentist in Holland

Dental accidents happen. Maybe you broke a tooth during a fall from your bike yesterday. Or maybe that cavity just got out of hand and burrowed its way deep into your tooth. Whatever the circumstances, pulp (the soft tissue inside teeth that contains blood vessels and nerves) can be damaged beyond hope of repair a number of ways, the only viable treatment option being root canal therapy to alleviate pain and avoid infection. Chances are you’re dreading the procedure, even though you may not know exactly what’s involved. This is perfectly natural, but our Holland dentists of Lakeside Smiles have found that education tends to take the edge off medical-related anxiety. If you come to us for a root canal, we want you to come knowing what to expect.

Painless Root Canals Holland

Painless Root Canals Holland

At the outset, it’s important to have a basic picture in your head of what the inside of a tooth looks like. Each of the teeth in your mouth has four basic parts that are arranged in concentric layers. In the same way that the planet Earth has a crust on the outside, a mantle further down and core at the very center; teeth have enamel on the outside, dentin a little further down and then the pulp. Normally when you have a cavity, all our Holland dentist has to do is drill a hole into damaged enamel or dentin to get rid of the decayed lesion and then fill the hole in. It’s relatively simple business. But when your pulp gets damaged — whether due to trauma or an especially bad cavity — the experts here at Lakeside Smiles will need to take somewhat more drastic measures, namely, we’ll need to perform a root canal. We’ll start off the procedure by giving you a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout the operation. Second, we’ll drill a hole wide enough and deep enough to allow our Holland dentist access to the damaged pulp. Next, we’ll use specially-designed files to scrape the pulp not only out of the center of your tooth, but also out of the roots of your teeth. Finally, once everything’s cleaned out, the space left behind by the filing will be packed with a rubber compound, and the initial hole we drilled will be filled like a normal cavity.

Our Holland dentists of Lakeside Smiles know that the injuries and oral disease that lead to root canals are no fun. Thankfully, though, we are experts at performing the root canal itself, which should give you peace of mind.

Root Canal Therapy Holland
571 Michigan Avenue
Holland, Michigan 49423
616-604-4937