Cavities are bad enough. But if dental decay gets into the soft center of your tooth, you’ve got a bigger problem. The pulpy center gets infected, and the infection destroys your tooth from the inside out. And the process can be quite painful.Doctor Douglas Callow on root canals Read Transcript
Root canals have a bad reputation in dentistry—or not necessarily in dentistry but in Hollywood; you see jokes made on TV about root canals but honestly, root canal treatment nowadays is painless in probably nine out of ten instances.
The ability to give local anesthetic in many different forms and many different locations can work to make sure that the tooth is comfortable during root canal treatment. I feel very strongly that it's worth saving teeth. And root canal treatment, in many cases, is the only way to save a tooth and we can provide root canal treatment that'll be painless and effective, and help patients to keep their teeth a lifetime.
Your tooth can still be saved, though, with a root canal. Dr. Doug Callow can not only save your tooth but also relieve your pain by performing this procedure in our Plymouth, MI dentist office. While root canals have gotten a scary reputation, the reality is far different. Our patients tell us root canals aren’t that bad, thanks to:
- Dr. Callow’s 36 years of experience as a dentist
- Our compassionate staff
- Local anesthesia
- Amenities we provide to keep you comfortable
- Nitrous oxide
If you think your toothache could signal an infection, call Douglas A. Callow, DDS at 734-404-7336 to see if you need a root canal. Through Dr. Callow’s excellence and experience, he’s been awarded membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.
You Don’t Want a Rookie Dentist Doing Your Root Canal
For all but the simplest medical procedures, most people feel better knowing an experienced doctor is doing the work. A root canal is no different. Because he’s performed many root canals in his 36 years as a dentist, Douglas A. Callow, DDS knows how to make them as pain-free as possible. Our patient testimonials say it all, using words like “kind,” “considerate,” and “informative” to describe him. And he uses technology like digital X-rays and an intraoral camera in our Plymouth, MI office to ensure your root canal goes smoothly.
Comfort Is Important During Your Root Canal
Your comfort is always important to us, but it’s especially important when you’re feeling anxious about a procedure like you might with a root canal. You’ll get local anesthesia so you won’t feel a thing, and Dr. Callow will explain what is happening every step of the way. In addition, our caring staff can offer:
- A soft pillow
- A cozy blanket
- Headphones, for a welcome distraction
We can also offer dental sedation in the form of nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) to help soothe your nerves.