Another not so fun subject, but still an important one: root canals. A root canal is a treatment of the pulp of the tooth that is inflamed, infected, or dead. The pulp is a soft substance in the center of the tooth that consists of nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue. When the root canal is treated, the pulp of the tooth is removed. Then, both the canals and pulp chamber of the tooth are filled and sealed to prevent bacteria from entering.
While his goal is for his patients to never need a root canal, Dr. Langellier at Bowtie Dental in Grand Rapids, MI will perform a gentle root canal for his patients when necessary. He is committed to pain free dentistry and offers many remedies to provide comfort during all dental procedures. If a root canal problem must be treated elsewhere, Dr. Langellier has a working relationship with area endodontists for referral when needed.