Dr. Gutt is a Board Certified Endodontist and a member of the American Board of Endodontists. He is also a specialist member of the Michigan Association of Endodontists and the American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Gutt is also a member of the Michigan Dental Association and the Vacationland Dental Society.Email Us
At the center of your tooth is the pulp. The pulp is a collection of blood vessels, nerve tissue and supportive cells that develop the tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and fractures, or extensive dental procedures. Symptoms of irreversible infection & inflammation may include sensitivity to temperature, pain in the tooth and/or gums, radiating pain to other areas of the face and swelling.
If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of the consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. You will be able to drive home after your treatment if a sedative was not used. There is typically slight soreness for 24-72 hours.