Dr. Langellier's goal is to help patients never need a root canal in the first place. But he'll perform root canals as patients need them. That way, he'll be able to save the tooth from needing dental extraction.

If you do need a root canal, please know that Bowtie Dental strives to deliver pain-free dentistry. As such, Dr. Langellier offers many remedies to provide a comfortable dental experience.

Here's what else you need to know about root canal therapy.

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a treatment of the pulp of the tooth that's inflamed, infected, or dead. The pulp is the soft center of the tooth that consists of nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue.

When Dr. Langellier treats a root canal, he removes the tooth pulp. He'll then fill and seal both the canals and pulp chamber of the tooth. This prevents bacteria from entering in the future.

Dr. Langellier will then take digital impressions of your teeth so the lab can make a permanent dental crown.

Signs You May Need a Root Canal

Please call our office as soon as possible if you have any of the following symptoms.

You may need a root canal if you experience:

  • A severe toothache
  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Prolonged tooth sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Swollen gums near the painful tooth
  • A pimple on your gums
  • A loose tooth

Also, keep in mind that you may have no symptoms if you have an abscessed tooth. That's why it's important that you see our dentist on a routine basis for preventive care.

During these checkups, we're able to examine the inside of your mouth and take X-rays. Our dentist then uses this information to detect any issues before they worsen.

We Provide Referrals as Needed

If you need a specialist for your root canal, Dr. Langellier would be more than happy to refer you to an endodontist. In fact, he has a working relationship with many local endodontists.

Request an Appointment With Bowtie Dental

Dr. Langellier is a root canal dentist in Wyoming, MI. As such, he’ll be able to diagnose and treat the source of your dental pain. To schedule an emergency appointment, call Bowtie Dental at (616) 532-9003.