Many patients who need a root canal ignore the signs in hopes that the pain will go away on its own. Well, don't take such risks! A root canal is performed when a tooth is infected or inflamed. If you don't address this infection, it can spread to other teeth. This could cause your gums to become inflamed and infected, requiring oral surgery.
During a root canal, your dentist in Chicago will remove the nerve and pulp of the tooth, as well as any decay. We will then clean and seal the tooth to prevent infection.
What are the benefits of root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is a safe and effective way to alleviate pain caused by an infection in the tooth. The procedure also protects and preserves the tooth.
Saving the natural tooth is always preferable to have it removed. Root canal therapy removes the infection. Without treatment, the infection can spread and eventually cause an abscess. This can create swelling in your mouth and jaw, as well as severe pain.
What happens during a root canal?
A root canal is a dental procedure that treats infected or inflamed teeth. During a root canal procedure, the infected or inflamed pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth) is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned to remove bacteria. Then a filling material is used to protect the tooth and restore its structure.
What is the recovery process like after root canal therapy?
After root canal therapy, there is a recovery period. Patients will be required to follow specific instructions regarding home care and dietary restrictions after their procedure. The length of time needed for recovery will depend on the individual patient.
Immediately after the procedure, patients may experience some sensitivity. The dentist may recommend an over-the-counter analgesic medication to relieve discomfort. Patients should avoid chewing or biting on the treated area and contact their dentist if they experience any swelling or persistent pain.
At Dynamic Dental Services, we offer the best dental care possible to each of our patients in a positive and relaxing environment. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (773) 538-6191 or visit us at 5401 S. WENTWORTH AVE. #200, Chicago, IL 60609.