STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, April 04, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Patients who are experiencing a toothache, sensitivity to different temperatures and irritated gums may have an abscessed tooth. What is an abscessed tooth? According to Mayo Clinic, a tooth abscess is a pocket of pus that's caused by a bacterial infection.
Ultimately, the tooth is infected, which means treatment is in order. There is no "if" or "buts," an infected tooth needs to be treated. Dr. Michael L. Young, Sterling Heights dentist, stresses the same exact point.
"Root canal therapy is the alternative treatment to getting extractions. If a tooth infection is able to be contained and treated without an extraction, we will recommend a root canal, as soon as possible," explains Dr. Young.
Root Canals: Treating an Infection, Stopping Tooth Loss
The key reason for getting a root canal is to save the tooth. What does this mean? Well, if you let the infection spread, your chances of tooth loss can be doubled, maybe even guaranteed.
That's why an abscessed tooth calls for immediate attention. In some cases, a root canal therapy falls under emergency dentistry because some patients let the problem persist. In all honesty, it can be painful and a pain in the butt for patients.
The Process of Removing an Infected Pulp
This is a delicate procedure that requires precision and constant attention. A dentist needs to be sure that the bacteria, damaged pulp and debris are entirely removed from the inner tooth. Once the dentist can confirm that is complete, the tooth will be sealed.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Young, call (586) 795-5678. Go to www.foreveryoungdentistry.com
to check out key oral health topics, door-to-door directions, practice updates and available technology and services. New patients are always welcome in Dr. Young's dental chair.
About Forever Young Dentistry:
Since 1994, Dr. Michael Young has been serving the dental community. He provides patients with comprehensive care in a state-of-the-art facility, including teeth whitening and CEREC technology. Dr. Young attended Michigan State University for undergraduate studies, and graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1994. He participates in many hours of continuing education programs every year to ensure that he is offering the most up to date and effective services to his patients in Sterling Heights. He is affiliated with many organizations, including the American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association, among several others.Media Contact:
Dr. Michael Young
39242 Dequindre Rd. Suite 106
Sterling Heights, MI 48310
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