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Root Canal Treatment

Did you know that your teeth have nerves? Yes, nerves. Just like many other parts in our bodies, teeth have nerves attached to them on the inside. The reason we don’t get to feel them often is because they are housed safely inside each and every tooth, right in a soft area known as “pulp” and that is found within the root canal.

But sometimes a pulp can be damaged and starts to break down. When that happens, millions of bacteria infect the area and cause severe pain. It can also lead to an abscessed tooth, which means that pus forms at the end of the roots of the tooth, causing a series of undesirable and painful effects.

Damaged Root Canal

Damaged pulps or an abscessed tooth may go undetected for an extended period, however, extremely disturbing symptoms surface at one point or another. If you experience any of the signs below, please visit our Dr. Paul Blank for a convenient treatment that will save your teeth from further damage.

  • Severe toothache when pressure is applied on tooth
  • Painful sensation as a result of the teeth being exposed to hot or cold substances
  • Swelling of the gums
  • Appearing pimples on the gums
  • Darkening of the affected tooth
  • Bone loss around the tip of the tooth’s root
  • Swelling of the face, neck or head

What Dr. Blank Can Do?

Fortunately, there is a treatment available for a damaged pulp or root canal. In such a case, cleansing of the root canal and removal of the pulp is essential. The tooth’s nerve is removed along with the pulp and the dentist thoroughly disinfects and seals the affected tooth. This procedure is called Root Canal.

For severely decayed teeth, a root canal is recommended to save both the teeth and yourself from the furthering of the infection. If an infected tooth is left untreated, the tissue around the tooth will be damaged and abscess is likely to occur.

Don’t endure the pain and the danger that a damaged pulp can bring you. Instead, we strongly encourage you to schedule our root canal service from our dentist, Dr. Paul Blank, one of the best Three Rivers dentists and Medicaid dentists in the area. The caliber of his services makes him a great Kalamazoo dentist that clients just love to go to for any of their dental needs. A Medicaid dentist in South West Michigan and an expert in general dentistry, you can assure yourself that you are in good hands with Dr. Paul Blank.

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Patient's Testimonials

  • I got a abscessed broken tooth pulled today and it was difficult to get out and dr. Blank was very patient and gentle with me when he was trying to get the broken tooth completely out. He is a wonderful dentist I have never once had a bad experience with him every time I have gone to see him I have had positive service from him thanks dr. Blank.

    Brittany Guerrero
  • I’ve gone to Doctor Blank for a few years. I’m a giant biker whose one fear is the dentist but Dr. Blank is so nice and the girls who work there are amazing. They put me 100% at ease with each visit and he does his work faster and more efficient than any dentist I’ve seen.

    I see people complain that he’s not friendly but it’s honestly not true. He’s just about his business and doesn’t sit there asking questions while he’s got his hands in your mouth. Due to an insurance mix up, I was forced to get an extraction from a dentist in Kalamazoo, the hack got the tooth half way out and had to take a break because his hand was tired. You won’t find that kind of quackery with Doctor Blank. The man knows his stuff.

    Red VonMunster
  • He aint your pal, he is your dentist, he does a fine job, everyone is very nice and helpful and thorough . whats to takl about? He tells ya when u should feel a pinch, or pressure.

    cloudfeather bigthunder
  • I went to this office as a kid and now my son goes there. My son like most kids hate going to the dentist but he likes going here. I have not had any problems at this office and nor has my son other than one lady there but when I explained the problem we had with her she hasn’t seen my son since and they seemed to understand. I wouldn’t trust any other dentist. Thank you Paul Blank.

    Pamela E.
  • I got a abscessed broken tooth pulled today and it was difficult to get out and dr. Blank was very patient and gentle with me when he was trying to get the broken tooth completely out. He is a wonderful dentist I have never once had a bad experience with him every time I have gone to see him I have had positive service from him thanks dr. Blank.

    Brittany G.
  • Dr. Blank and his staff are awesome! I have referred friends over the past several years to his office and have always heard extremely positive feed back! He has always been professional, knowledgeable, courteous and above all, provides excellent dental work!

    Clay B.