Root Canal Therapy in Allen Park, MI

Relief From Severe Tooth Pain

Root canal therapy has a reputation for being painful, but modern treatment for an infected tooth is a safe and comfortable experience. In most cases, root canal therapy will be no more painful than receiving a simple filling. At Allen Park Dental, Dr. Mahjoub ensures her treatments are as gentle and painless as possible.

When faced with a severe infection, root canal therapy is often the last chance to save your natural tooth. Instead of suffering with an untreated infection, a root canal procedure will resolve your pain and restore the health and stability of an affected tooth.

How Tooth Infections Progress

Tooth infections begin when bacteria breach the outer layers of a tooth, usually through a deep cavity or crack. iIf bacteria passes through tooth enamel and the layer of dentin beneath, an infection is liable to take hold in the pulp at the tooth’s center. The center of the tooth contains its nerves, causing the painful symptoms associated with an infection.

Once the pulp is infected, seeking immediate treatment is the best course of action. A tooth infection will not resolve on its own, it will only worsen and potentially spread. Since the blood vessels of the tooth are connected to the body’s circulatory system, ignoring the symptoms of a tooth infection can lead to broader illnesses without treatment. The only reliable way to save an infected tooth is to receive root canal therapy from a professional like Dr. Mahjoub.

Do You Need Root Canal Treatment?

It’s crucial to recognize the signs of an infected tooth early so that you can seek treatment as soon as possible. Some signs patients should be aware of include:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Visible cracks, chips, or unfilled cavities
  • Increased tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Discoloration of an affected tooth
  • Swollen gums
  • Tender or sensitive gums

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, we highly recommend seeking treatment as soon as possible. A tooth infection can worsen or spread, putting you at risk of other serious health conditions. Contact our Allen Park office by calling (313) 928-8848 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mahjoub.

The Root Canal Procedure

If Dr. Mahjoub determines that root canal therapy is the best option for you, she’ll begin the procedure by applying a local anesthetic. This will numb the affected tooth and the surrounding area, ensuring a painless treatment process. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, she’ll drill a tiny hole in your tooth to access the central layers.

Through this access hole, Dr. Mahjoub will remove the infected pulp from your tooth. Afterwards, she’ll sterilize the interior of the tooth and fill the vacuum with a dental composite for lasting stability. A temporary restoration will be applied to protect your tooth while a customized dental crown is fabricated off site. You’ll return to our Allen Park office to have the customized restoration applied, finalizing the procedure and allowing you to enjoy your healthy, pain-free smile.


If your tooth can’t be saved with root canal therapy, Dr. Mahjoub may have no choice but to recommend having the infected tooth removed. In cases like these, an extraction can prevent the infection from spreading to other teeth or to other parts of your body.

Once your tooth has been removed, Dr. Mahjoub can recommend natural-looking restorations to replace it. Typically, a dental implant is the best option for restoring your complete smile after a medically necessary extraction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Mahjoub Can Resolve Your Tooth Pain

Tooth infections can be frightening and debilitating, but you don’t need to live with the pain. Dr. Mahjoub can relieve your symptoms so you can smile confidently and comfortably. To learn more about root canal therapy and all your treatment options, don’t hesitate to contact our Allen Park office by calling (313) 928-8848 or by filling out our online contact form.

Allen Park Dentistry

8400 Allen Rd.
Allen Park, MI 48101

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