Once dental infections have set in, or severe dental damage has occurred, it can feel practically impossible to reclaim a healthy smile. However, using modern dental technology, our Orland Park restorative dentists can put your smile back on track!
One treatment that is indispensable in many of these cases is root canal therapy. Don’t panic! Root canal therapy is actually a potentially tooth-saving treatment, and it’s not nearly as scary as it may seem at first.
The purpose of root canal therapy is to save healthy parts of a damaged tooth. Basically, if an oral infection extends into the dental pulp, or if dental damage reaches the core of the tooth, our dental team will hollow out the core of the tooth. We will then remove any other infected or damaged portions, before filling and restoring the tooth.
Root canal therapy can save a tooth that would otherwise need to be pulled, or eventually fall out. Undergoing this tried and true procedure in a timely manner can help you avoid the stress and expense of more extensive restoration/tooth replacement treatments down the road.
Now, we know that many people feel anxious when they think about undergoing root canal therapy. However, with modern sedation measures, and state-of-the-art technology root canal therapy can be as hassle-free and comfortable as receiving a standard filling.
If you are suffering from serious dental damage, it is in your best interest to make a treatment plan with your dentist as soon as possible. The longer that these problems are left untreated, the more serious they become. Plus, dental infections can actually move through your smile to your bone tissue, so prompt treatment is key.
Our Tinley Park dentists are here to give you the information and guidance that you need to reclaim your oral health. Call our team to learn more!