Men and women who learn they need a root canal often become anxious over the procedure in anticipation. A root canal doesn’t have to be a stressful, uncomfortable experience when you visit the skilled dental team at Fantastic Smiles. Located in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, the experienced dental team at Fantastic Smiles performs root canals on a routine basis. If you’re concerned about having a root canal, call the office or schedule an appointment online.
The goal of a root canal is to alleviate pain and save an infected tooth. If your tooth becomes critically infected from the inside, one of the accomplished dentists at Fantastic Smiles takes out the bacteria and any dead or dying tissue. In doing so, they are able to save your tooth and soothe your pain.
From damage to the tooth or from a cavity allowed to go untreated, roots and tissue within your teeth can become infected with bacteria. The infected tissue may enter the root or pulp of the tooth if you put off going to the dentist. If the infection develops any further this can lead to many other issues, so make sure you seek help.
An infected tooth can become very painful relatively quickly, especially if you don’t take care of it promptly. You may experience these symptoms when you have an infected tooth:
Most often, one of the extremely able dentists at Fantastic Smiles completes the treatment in one or two appointments. First, it may be necessary to take an X-ray to determine the degree of harm to the tooth requiring the root canal.
When it's time for the procedure to begin, Dr. Koser or another member of the Fantastic Smiles team will apply a needle to anesthetize the area. Sometimes they stick a dental dam, or a little piece of rubber, on your tooth to preserve its cleanliness and protect it from bacteria during the procedure. After your tooth gets numbed, Dr. Koser forms a minuscule hole in your tooth to reach the diseased area within the root.
Next, Dr. Koser takes away the damaged and unhealthy pulp using small files, and sprays the area with water to remove debris. Once all the damaged substance is extracted, Dr. Koser will either place a temporary filling on your tooth or seal it for protection until you come back for your permanent crown.
Call Fantastic Smiles or book a consultation online if you have any symptoms or signs of a tooth infection.