Although many dental patients break out in cold sweats when they hear the term “root canal therapy” this treatment is actually a huge asset in the world of dentistry. Root canal treatment has allowed patients to save teeth that would otherwise have fallen out or been pulled.
Our Orland Park root canal dentists are here to demystify this treatment for you. We know that, once our patients understand the root canal treatment process, this treatment doesn’t seem nearly as scary!
So to quickly review: root canal therapy becomes necessary when a tooth is severely damaged—this means that the inner core of the tooth is either infected, damaged, or exposed/vulnerable. The inner core of your tooth is filled with dental pulp, nerves, and tissues; when this material is compromised you’re likely to experience pain and sensitivity.
During the root canal process, our team goes into the core of the tooth and removes all of the pulp and tissues. The term “root canal” applies because our dentist removes all of the pulp material, down through the dental canals through which the tooth roots extend.
Once all of the infected/damaged material is removed our team sterilizes and preps the remaining healthy tooth structure. We save as much dentin and enamel as possible. Then, we fill the hollowed-out tooth and cap it with a customized restoration. Once the entire treatment process is complete, your tooth will look whole and health; it will also blend in seamlessly with your existing smile.
Root canal treatment is designed to help prevent tooth loss, and extend the life of a damaged tooth. Thanks to advances in modern dental technology, many people report that the root canal therapy process is comparable to receiving a standard filling.
As always, you can reach out to our Tinley Park root canal dentists for any additional information and support. Give us a call, or use the Contact Us page on our site in order to schedule a personal consultation!