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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In my opinion, Dr Mark Shallal-Ayzin, Jenna, and the rest of the team were wonderful. I would give them 100 stars; they were very professional and caring.

- Martha H

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Surprisingly painless, worst part were the shots and those were not bad either. I sincerely recommend this group for your dental needs. Dr. Duhaime and his assistants were real professionals!

- Clay A. W

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Dr Chimelak is very skilled and so nice. She is warm and friendly and made me feel very comfortable with the procedure. She was able to answer all my questins and concerns. During the procedure she frequently asked me if I was doing ok and kept me informed on how the procedure was going. I hope I never need another root canal, but if I do I will definetely be back for treatment

- Joseph S

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Very friendly staff and Dr. Duhaime was excellent! They all made sure I was comfortable and Dr Duhaime explained everything and asked if I had questions. I am terrified of pain and they made sure I didn't feel a thing while he was doing the root canal. His assistant Sylvia was so nice and friendly and treated me like a friend instead of a patient. I would highly recommed Dr. Duhaime!!

- Jodie C

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Wonderful experience, all questions answered, staff great , doctor exceptionally great! no lingering pain at all I will be recommending Dr. Duhaime to others in need of Endodonist.

- Jay N. N

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I have had several root canals with Dr. Michael Glass. He is a superb endodontist--patient, meticulous, and candid. The results were excellent. At age 83, I have been in many different dentists' chairs. Dr. Glass tops them all. I recommend him with enthusiasm and without reservation. And, a special shout-out to April for her care and kindness.

- John M M

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The staff was friendly and explained the process throughout the procedure. The doctor explained the issue that required a root canal and after the procedure I received an evening call from the doctor checking on how I was doing. The office staff was friendly and quickly responded when I placed a call to them a few days later with an inquiry. Overall a great experience that one could have getting a root canal.

- Timothy R

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Dr. Glass was efficient and competent and virtually painless. I value his work highly.

- James E M

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Dr Lindell is the best doctor I have ever seen. He is considerate and very thorough with his explanations. This was a complicated second root canal and Dr Lindell took extra time to make sure everything went well. I really appreciate him and his assistant that I do not know her name she was awesome as well

- James P

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I appreciated the fact that Dr. Nowicki told me what he was doing before he did anything. He explained the sounds made by the instruments and was very gentle in his procedures. I told him that I was a 74 year-old "chicken" and he treated me with the utmost care. I did not feel like I was "just another patient."

- DOROTHY K

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I highly recommend Dr Thomas for a root canal. I left the office after the procedure and had no pain at all. He is also very thorough and explains everything going on.

- Jim M

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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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