Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue
13874 West Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48227

Root Canals – Affordable Dental Care for Damaged Teeth


Many people think tooth extraction is the least painful and most affordable dental care option to treat a badly diseased tooth, but keeping your natural teeth is always best. Root canal therapy is a preferable alternative to losing and replacing your permanent teeth and, in the long run, it costs less. Root canals save an average of 17 million teeth every year. The procedure is fairly simple; the diseased pulp is removed from the tooth’s interior and the roots are hollowed out and cleaned. The roots are then filled with a flexible filling material that will prevent reinfection and pain. 

4 Signs You May Need a Root Canal

Your tooth can become inflamed and infected from severe tooth decay, cracks or chips, leaky or failing restorations, or direct trauma. Once the tooth’s pulp is affected, it begins to die. This causes significant pain and other symptoms. Signs of a severely diseased or damaged tooth that may need a root canal include the following:

  1. Pain that may be mild or severe
  2. Dark tooth discoloration indicating decay
  3. Swelling and soreness in the gums surrounding the tooth
  4. Visible signs of infection on a dental x-ray

What About Root Canal Pain?

Root canal procedures are no more painful than getting a filling. With today’s modern anesthetic options and dentists who are more aware of patient anxiety, there is no reason to fear getting a root canal. Don’t let the myth of root canal pain scare you away; they are an effective and affordable dental care option. See a specialist in endodontics in Detroit to restore normal function and relieve pain.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue today at (313) 651-7260 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Awesome it’s been with me and my family since my first son was born 13 years ago and to this day they’re still in our family they are awesome and since I’ve had my last son he’s now too they […]
Marie J.
Very happy with the staff and their professionalism
Ennis M.
Thank you Mr. Ward, Ms. B and Dr. Patel for giving me my smile back. Seeing my children’s faces light up was priceless.
Yvette P.
Staff friendly. No waiting for a long time. Dr explain so I would understand what was going on with my teeth
Theodosia J.
The dentist as assistant were great. They put my daughter at ease.
Tomarra R.
Professional and fast service.
Michael J.
Staff was very friendly from the moment I walked in the door. Don, who took my x rays and Dr Oliver were both very polite and attentive Definitely recommend this facility
Ashleigh H.
Everyone was nice an patient….
Nina J.
Cause they had great customer service in took care all my needs without any problems..
Camille C.
I love dr.patel and his assistants Mohammed and Donnell,they are the best team, and I just love that office period, Jackie she cleans my teeth she is good, no pain. I will truly tell anyone to go […]
Annette B.
The atmosphere was very nice the setting the style was awesome they help get you in and get you out always smiling.
Kimberly K.
The staff was very nice. Little Don is the best dental assistant I could’ve asked for and Dr. Patel was very kind and informative. The front staff was respectful but they could pick up the pace of […]
Danielle C.
Staff and Doctors were pleasant during my visit.
Madonna C.
Good work
Sterling B.
Very good 😁
Connie T.
Dr. Vinnet and Mohammed did a great job they really took care of me and provided great service.
Darnell N.
Because Gentle Dental fixed my front teeth they are so awesome and the staff is friendly.. So I recommend anybody to go down to Gentle Dental and get your teeth fixed
Reginald S.
Ms. B and Mr.Warren were excellent. Great customer service.
Pamela W.
This dentist is wonderful. They take out time explain and talk to you. They have great attitudes. They scheduled my appointments great and they call and text to remind you. They are so on point. I […]
Kida B.
convenient location, friendly service.
Linford S.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (313) 651-7260
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