Root Canal Treatment

Endodontic therapy (root canal) is a procedure done in order to save a tooth. This is a treatment in which the injured or infected pulp tissue inside a tooth is replaced with a filling material.

Endodontic treatment can often be performed in one or two visits and involves the following steps:

1. The endodontist examines and x-rays the tooth, then administers a local anesthetic. After the tooth is numb, the endodontist places a small protective sheet called a dental dam over the area to isolate the tooth and keep it clean and free of saliva during the procedure.

2. The endodontist makes an opening in the crown of the tooth. Very small instruments are used to clean the pulp from the pulp chamber and to shape the space for filling.

3. After the canals are cleaned and free from infection the endodontist fills the root canals with a bio-compatible material, usually a rubber-like material called gutta percha. The gutta percha is placed with an adhesive cement to ensure complete sealing of the root canals.

4. A temporary filling is usually placed to close the opening.

5. After the final visit with your endodontist, you must return to your general dentist to have a crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function.

Endodontic Associates

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Friendly, efficient, up to date, on time. A great expereience!

- Richard B

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Great Staff and the best Doctor I would highly recommend Dr Duhaime for your root canal needs. He is caring, talented and you’ll have a fast recovery with his highly effective treatments!

- John W

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Clean Office Friendly Staff Thorough with information

- Karry B

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A good experience. Thank you.

- Dennis B

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Very pleasant experience considering having a root canal. Nearly a painless procedure.

- Carol M

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Today I went in for a Root canal Retreatment by Dr Tiffeny Chimelak at the Novi Meadowbrook office, and it was a very pleasant experience. I was amazed how quickly and painless it was. It was really easy getting the appointment, parking was a breeze no long wait in the waiting room and once in and a few x rays Dr Chimelak came in and explained what she needed to do.... and before I knew it it was all done. I would very much recomend it and give it 5 stars.... A big thanks to Dr Tiffeny Chimelak and everyone there at the office that helped me out. emmanuel M 11-9-2020

- Emmanuel M

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Clean office, courteous and knowledgeable staff. Dr Mark took his time to explain what was wrong with my tooth and why a root canal was the way to repair it. He also went over the procedure and aftercare, he even took x-rays after his work to be sure it was completed accurately.

- Jane C

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Dr. Ryan at the Bloomfield Hills/Rochester Hills office was outstanding. This was my first root canal. I was referred by my general dentist. They told me he was one of the best. After inconclusive tests and various x rays he said it was up to me. I opted to go ahead with the procedure. So glad I did. I had 3 necrotic nerves under one lower left molar. I was pleased he did not push me to get the procedure. But I am sure it would have become much worse over time. Totally pain free experience.

- Rachel C

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Dr. Glass, you are an amazing professional. I am really grateful to you.

- Sandra S

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Dr. McCary was very knowledgeable, explained procedures, thorough, efficient, and friendly.

- Thomas T

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I stressed and worried for days leading up to my appointment. When I got to the office the stress level spiked (I have a HUGE aversion to dentists, who doesn't?) When the procedure was done I was beside myself! If that was a root canal is like then why all the horrible stories and bad jokes about having one? It was simple, painless and didn't take take very long. Granted I had my nose full of gas, but still, it was incredibly easy, totally painless, everyone was great to me and understood that I'm not the easiest patients to have. By all means do I recommend Dr Mark, his team and Endodontic Associates!!!!

- Sean T

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Dr Ryan did my first root canal this week, which was pain free. After thoroughly explaining the proceedure and doing the exam to confirm the root canal was needed, he numbed the area which was no worse than what a dentist does prior to getting a filling. After 10 min Dr Ryan, with his terrific assistant Gina, did the root canal with zero pain. I felt nothing! I would have no hesitation returning to Dr Ryan if I need another root canal.

- Jennifer W

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I highly recommend and very pleased with Dr. Duhaime and the whole staff at the Clarkston office. Dr. Duhaime and his surgical assistant were very professional and went above and beyond explaining the root canal procedure specifically for me. All steps were explained, before, during and what to expect after the procedure. The surgery was performed in a timely manner. They also kept making sure I was comfortable throughout and after the surgery.

- Jody G

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Doctor Glass and his team are world class 🙂 if your gonna have a root canal this is the best place 🙂 they are all kind, courtesy, polite, helpful, quick and I didnt feel any pain at all 🙂 Very comfortable being in the chair and they all make me want to have another root canal just to say hi lol 🙂 thank you Doctor Glass and thank you also to your wonderful teammates 🙂

- Joshua A

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At age 74, I was feeling anxious about having a root canal procedure. To my amazement, I was quite surprised at how relaxed I was with Dr. Neema and his assistant. Their professionalism and skills plus explanations as they went along helped me to relax and feel confident that I was in good hands. I am extremely pleased today, the day after my procedure, to feel very good. Dr. Neema was exceptionally personable and proficient. I want to thank everyone for a good experience. I would not be afraid to have any other procedures with them if ever I need one again.

- Mary M

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I have had several Root Canals done elsewhere with not always the best experience. Dr Glass and his assistant were outstanding. Had a pain free procedure (the shots were the only inconvenience) and was done in an hour. I would highly recommend this practice and would use them again if I need another procedure.

- Richard H

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I had the great fortune of having Dr. Mark Shallal-Ayzin preform a root canal on me. It goes without saying that the term root canal sends people running. Luckily for me, Dr. Mark Shallal-Ayzin has changed that for me. He took excellent care of me. I had no pain during the procedure. He was efficient and precise and I could not be happier with the results. Him and the assistant made a great team and the person at the front desk was very knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. I would highly recommend Dr. Mark Shallal-Ayzin and his team!

- Emma P

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Would highly recommend her for any dental treatment.

- Doreen D

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Dr. Mark was great. Very friendly and efficient.

- Cortney V

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I had been putting off treatment of a bad tooth for almost 7 years because I was fearful of the pain and outcome. Last week, the pain became unbearable and I knew I had to have a root canal. Dr Nowicki and his staff were empathic, professional and accommodating. My root canal was done in 20 minutes. It was the best dental experience I’ve had in my life. I didn’t feel a thing!! I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you Dr Nowicki!

- Michelle D

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